How Did My Garden Grow?
After a good start getting in some new perennials in the back shade border this spring, my gardening energy slowed down when the hot summer weather hit early. I did manage to plant romaine and spinach early enough for a good spring crop this year. Last year my spinach seeds did not grow (or got eaten down to the stalk) so I counted this a major victory.
As for the rest of the vegetables, I branched out this year and added zucchini, bell peppers, and tomatoes to our EarthBox garden. Sadly, I only harvested one giant zucchini before my two plants succumbed to blight and squash bugs. However, the tomatoes and peppers have been doing well! I didn’t get them in until early July (horrible, right?) but the growing season lasts long into the fall here in southern Ohio.
I planted my new deck rail planter full of herbs on schedule in May. I love having fresh herbs right outside my kitchen door! Rosemary, thyme, basil, and oregano are all doing great. The cilantro died early and I have no idea why. The parsley came up on its own out in the flower bed from last year, but went to seed early.
How did your garden grow this year?