So, even more so than my first year of gardening last year, this year’s garden was a crazy mixed bag. I’m giving each crop a 1 (bumper crop), 2 (grew, but barely harvested anything), or 3 (dud) rating this year, and trying to remember the lessons I’m learning.
1 – Bumper Crops
2 – Mixed Bag
3 – Duds
Herb boxes in general on front deck
I had felt like this year’s garden wasn’t so successful till I divided them up, but then I remembered all the early batches of kale chips and the massive quantity of cucumber water I drank this summer to keep cool, and I realized that so much good is yet to come in future years and this year was actually pretty great all by itself. I learned more about how much sunlight each of my varieties of plants could handle, and I enjoyed the huge expanded areas for planting that Husband built in two beds… I am so pleased with the progress, especially my surprise – 11 big sweet potatoes buried deeper than I expected on skinny roots so I didn’t find them till last week! I didn’t can piles and piles of tomatoes (my one huge success of last year) but I sure did learn a lot and get a ton of bug bites as I gathered crops all summer. I’m officially a gardening addict, even if my green thumb is always gonna be kinda blotchy and inconsistent.