Misery Loves Company

State fruit - Tomato

State fruit – Tomato (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well, it seems I am not the only yard gardener suffering from this weather. So much rain has ruined so many gardens. The pests/insects are also running rampant due to our mild winter and the wet and warm spring and summer.

I am still picking tomatoes but the squash (including pumpkins), melons, cukes, peppers and pretty much anything else has gone stringy and leggy with flowers that fall from the vine.

I went shopping and had to purchase lettuce, cukes, peppers and onions. All things I planted this year but did not thrive. My bosses have other veggies that have fared better but it seems my tomatoes are the only survivors.

We plan to cut back more shrubbery and trees that have long grown unattended and hope that next year will bring about a better, sunnier and drier growing season. We are still having warm mid-80 degree temps here but as soon as we begin to cool I plan to put lettuce back in and peas as well. Maybe a few other cold fall plantings closer to the house.

Can’t give up on growth. Nature doesn’t.


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