I don’t have one, tho’ I’d be interested to hear from you if you do.
I’ve been meaning to do an end-of-season wrap-up garden post for ages, and suddenly it is the end of the year, and I woke to a sunrise that actually showed a bit of blue sky today.
This got me thinking about the bounty of this year’s harvest and planning for next.
This year I grew cucumbers, sweet peppers [large and small], tomatoes, basil, chives, rhubarb [unsuccessful due to over-enthusiastic harvesting], mint and edamame. Apart from the little rhubarb debacle and the pretty much outright fail of the edamame beans, everything else did pretty well.I’ll probably replant all the successful ones. I may add a few new items, too. [Thinking baby potatoes…]
I’m open to suggestions!
With the relative success, I still learned a few hard lessons. I knew to plant tomatoes in direct sun, but the reason why was brought home to me by one plant I’d hopefully put in on the shady side of the deck, and which grew to more than 8 feet tall seeking sunlight — but didn’t really grow any tomatoes. It turns out mint is best grown in its own container. Also? I have a black thumb when it comes to edamame.
The successes outnumbered the failures, though, and as a big salad person, totally worth it.
So on this sunny day, I’m already thinking about springtime, and what I’ll grow in my 2013 garden.
How will YOUR garden grow this year?