This year I had mixed results with my garden. Early on, the peas and lettuce did well, but I had less success with my onions. Later on, the beets grew like champs, and the chard just keeps on coming, but the biggest Atlantic Giant pumpkin I grew was about the size of a bowling ball, and the tomatoes, which last year I had coming out of my ears, were sporadic and small.
|Pea vines, weeds, and the forks that were supposed to keep the cat out|
and didn't work.
|Picked beets sitting in a basket for later use.|
|The picked Atlantic Giants, along with the tomatoes and chard.|
|My lens cap adds a bit of comparison as to the size of the tomatoes.|
|Chard was the biggest success of the season. Anyone want some?|
There were several bright spots in my garden this year, but the best surprise I had was that when I inspected my grape vines, which to all appearances were hardly growing, I found three unexpected grapes. I had planted them in the spring and expected nothing. They are Concord grapes and they were just past their prime, but hadn't started to wrinkle, so I ate them. So sweet! I can't wait for next year!