Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Never Ending Saga of Summer Gardening

Scott's prized Zinnias.
Rows and Rows.
A new tomato for us - Amish paste.

First potatoes for this year.
First carrots for the year.
Because we had such a great garden last year we expected the same for this year. Well, don't count your chickens before they hatch. Last year seeds and plants were purchased at the local Walmart and Lowes. This year we meticulously went through many organic catalogs  and purchased the best. Eight weeks later had to replant because alot of the seeds didn't come up, especially all the herbs and cucumbers. Next problem was lack of rain and this weekend temps in the 100s. Last year we had lettuce running out our ears, not so now. The best crop so far has been beans. Hoping the potato crop is as good as last year.


The Zoo Keeper said...

I'm unhappy with some of my catalog seed purchases. It'll be Burpee catalog or Burpee seeds next year.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Definitely true about not counting your chickens. :) We too had to re-plant. Partly because of our new "friends" (woodchucks, bunnies, squirrels, etc) but also because some of the seeds didn't come up, I'm assuming because of the rains we had in the early spring. My fingers are crossed for you!! :)