Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cruel Vegetable Summer

Been a very weird summer for my garden.

Evidently we are experiencing blossom drop.   Our weird wet Spring which launched immediately into high heat and humidity means we have lush tomato bushes, but hardly any fruit.  And they fruit that DID show up is still inexplicably green.

Rabbits ate all my spinach, lettuce, and beet tops in June.  After we fixed the fence they just never recovered. I replanted in July but they were a bust.

The peas that were supposed to be climbing the corn never showed.  The squash plants grew lovely foliage but no fruit.

The beans are climbing but I have yet to see any pods.

The corn stalks commit suicide each week, and one of them just breaks off.

The onions however seem to be just fine.  So it'll be a Fall of French Onion Soup.  Good thing we don't really depend on the garden for survival.

Still hoping to get some raspberry and peach jam made.  Summer's not over yet, right?  RIGHT?!


Dr. Monkey said...

Go to a produce stand and buy some stuff to can. It'll bounce back next year.

Fran said...

I'm sorry to hear that! Our garden has been plagued by various things for years, last year we let it go fallow.

I guess that helped because this year we are doing pretty well, but I have more memories of animal-bitten-blighted-barren gardens than not in the past few years.

Anonymous said...

That is disappointing. Next year, get the twins some pellet guns and put them on rodent control. They'll love it.

Churlita said...

I've had similar garden issues. Bunnies ate everything at the beginning of the season and now that it's all tall enough to stay out of their reach, it might be a bit late to mature. Sigh.