Despite my lack of attention to the garden and the past couple of weeks, it has been producing. Tomatoes are the big hit this season, by far. A few bad years and i knew it would turn around this year.
The peas are done as well as the cucumbers so i will be cleaning them out this week. I am hoping against hope for the potatoes however, since the plants look all but dead and gone. I don’t think I am going to find any potatoes worth keeping when I dig them.
On a brighter note, I finally grew corn. I have a total of 16 stalks and three ears coming along nicely. I know that doesn't sound like much but it is a big accomplishment for me since I have not been able to grow any corn since I started gardening.
We also have, for the first time, grapes. We planted the vines a few years ago and this year we finally have something growing on them that resembles a grape.
I am also happy to report that I will not be spending a small fortune for fall decor this year as I have a garden full of gourds and squash. I may have to by a big pumpkin or two since I have yet to see anything resembling a pumpkin growing.
I am happy with this year’s garden, however, I do not think I will ever be fully satisfied. Every season I learn new things that change how I will do things in the next season. For instance, this is a great season for tomatoes and I am happy with this except for the cages. I am using those metal circle wire cages because that is what I had and I didn’t want to buy anything new. They are horrible. They do not go into the ground far enough due to rocks or whatever and they tip over with the weight of the plants. I currently have a very hodge-podge system of twine and stakes holding everything up long enough for tomatoes to ripen. So next season, I am going to have to do something different. Suggestions?
PS - Please, no more zuchinni!!!!