After expecting to blog every week about how my garden grows according to my ambitious plans, I’ve met with embarrassing failure.
The peppers, garlic, dill, mint, pole beans, carrots, chard, beets, and other stuff didn’t grow.
My above-ground planter box, 12″ deep, has been good for nothing except the two plantain weeds I put there for my rabbits. Even when I transplanted lettuce there – capped with a glass shelf to deter the birds – it failed. All my lettuce sprouts die or get stolen wherever I transplant them, and it’s getting really frustrating that this happens.
Many tomato seedlings sprung up. After the section intended for chard, beets, and spinach failed, I put the tomatoes in. At least they liked it. I feel like tomatoes can survive anything.
Consider me discouraged, but not down or out. Summer’s not over yet. I do have some lovely photos to share of the plants that grew decently this summer in the backyard.
If you want to follow along with my garden adventure, each of these blog posts has “Previous post – Next post” navigation buttons at the bottom. They take you through my writings in chronological order, but the previous post was about my ambitious plans for a SPIN Urban Farm, and the next post is:
A Few Garden Photos – The Harvest Slowly Begins