So much hope sprouts in the spring with a cleared patch of earth...
Now our garden is winding down and it never really even got going as well as I'd imagined. Though there were several failures there were also unexpected successes.
These beans did their thing for the Farmer. I always forget how much better garden grown beans are! There was even a hidden bonus beneath the weeds n beans...
Momma guinea was trying to set some eggs. Wish I could encourage her but the fox will find her faster than the beans grew! Plus, baby "keets" are notorious for dying from dampness - dew or rains.
I think my favorite find are the baby Reliance grapes. They're beautiful and delicious!
We did get a few potatoes, piddly peas and lettuce. The carrots and radishes were only so so. The melons, malnurished...
But the tomatoes and peppers are still going strong!
And our drought FINALLY broke! Unfortunately the winds n storms that came brought down a lot of immature pears. I've scavenged the best ones and want to try making pear butter.
I had blamed the drought on our wilting zucchini and cukes but learned too late about hateful squash borers! I mourn my dead pumpkins the most. Fixing that problem sounds daunting. I wanna just quit. waaaaaa
But LOOK ~ these sweet violas volunteered IN the old mortar walls of the farmhouse!
And volunteer sunflowers ~ awwwwww it don't get much better!
I really really want to love veggie gardening... I just do so much better w/flowers. Anyone else out there feel the same??? Next year I might try some straw bale gardening .