animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

garden 2016

My garden is kind of blah this year. I’m not sure what the problem is. It doesn’t seem to be as far along at this point as normal. For example, last year, by this time, I had already canned a batch of pickles. This year, I’ve only collected a handful of cukes from the garden and most of the plants are still tiny. I guess some years are better than others. My tomatoes are getting spots on the leaves again, too. But, the ones we planted in pots in the front yard look fantastic, so we should still get a good harvest.

I’m trying the succession planting thing again this year. I haven’t had much luck in previous years, but we’ll see how it goes. Instead of direct sowing, I’m planting most things indoors and then transplanting them, with the hope I will have better results. Time will tell.