You guys, we have officially gotten our asses handed to us in the garden.
Yes, there are veggies growing and being harvested.
No, the whole thing has not been a complete failure.
And yet, this season has truly kicked our asses.
We have worked so hard through epic battles against bindweed and squash bugs and grasshoppers and mosquitoes and yet there is so little coming from the garden…especially in comparison to the bounty we became accustomed to bringing in from our little urban farm.
I know there should be no comparison…and I know this property is new to us…and I knew this year wouldn’t be our best by any stretch of the imagination…and yet I had so much hope for it.
So much hope.
So, when things calm down a bit, I’m going to need to make some serious notes about what we did right and what we did wrong as well as about what we can control and what we cannot.
I am determined to do learn more about this land and about some of the techniques that will help us be successful growers in a changing climate.
And I am determined to obliterate every last one of those damn squash bugs that have obliterated nearly all of my summer and winter squash this year.