Garden August 27 2014 Title

I’ve come to the conclusion that this year’s garden is going to be a bust. We’re not going to get any zucchini’s or squash. The lettuce isn’t nearly as big as it was last year. None of the tomatoes has ripened yet, though I’m confident at least some of them will before the first frost hits.

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Although the zucchinis continue to flower, no squash have formed. The plants are also tiny compared to how big they were last year. I’m pretty sad as I think the zucchini I grew last year were one of my favourites. I’ve been talking to my dad to try to figure out why this year has been so different from last year. Unfortunately we haven’t been able to come up with a reason.

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The peas have officially had it. They’re starting to dry up and turn brown. I was surprised we got a second harvest of them. They were the only thing that did better this year than last year.

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While the lettuce has definitely been big enough to be edible, the plants are smaller and I think it’s taking longer for them to grow back once they’ve been cut. The row furthest to the left was planted with an assorted mix, so it’s kind of fun to see what germinated.

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The tomato plants aren’t nearly as big as they were last year either. I’m thankful to have quite a few tiny green tomatoes though. They’re continuing to flower, so I’m hoping I’ll see more tomatoes soon. I think I’m most impatient about the tomatoes cause eating them straight from the garden is always so delicious.

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The beans have been growing like crazy. They’re close to 8 feet high now. It’s crazy to think how fast they grew in just a couple months – that’s over two and a half feet a month!

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There are now some pretty big beans. I tried my first one yesterday and it was delicious. I’ll definitely be growing beans again next year. I also love the pop of color that they give the garden with the bright red flowers.

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It seemed like the beans grew really fast. Before I knew it they were pretty big. I have a feeling I’ll be picking them next week and having them as a side dish for dinner.

Leave me a comment telling me your favourite way to cook fresh beans.

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4 thoughts on “Garden Update

  • August 28, 2014 at 8:14 am

    I think it is just a bad year for gardens, we had a killer tomato crop last year with only 4 plants, this year we planted 11 and not a single tomato!! We did have pretty good squash though, our eggplants something ate all of them so that stunk.

    • August 28, 2014 at 8:26 am

      I’m sorry to hear about your garden too. It’s strange how you do everything the same as previous years and still so many factors come into play (weather, pests, etc).

  • August 28, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    I’m crossing my fingers that it is just a bad year for gardens and not that my green thumb is actually a black thumb =).

    • August 28, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      I’m sure it’s not you. The weather makes all the difference some years. I hope your garden is better next year.

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