My mother always said, “If you can’t say somthing good, don’t say anything at all.” I’ve refrained from doing a garden updates. With the drought, it was hard to feel cheerful about our garden. I did feel optomistic about the Americans; the potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cukes, melons, and squash. After Thursdays’s hail, I do not feel optomistic about any of the garden. Time will tell. This is normal for us. I’ll share some of my garden journal.
1995 – Worst garden. No rain until July 15. First delivery July.
1996 – Wonderfull garden!
1997 – No comment.
1998 – First pick-up June 11 – lettuce, spinach, herbs, radishes.
1999 – Best garden ever! Luxurious.
2000 – Very, very dry. Hot, windy, no rain. Good rain July 1. Hail Aug 6.
2001 – Poor garden. Cutworms destroyed 2/3’s for the lettucs, onions, spinach. Maggots destroyed cabbage family, Crows eating corn.
2002 – Worst garden ever. Cutworms and drought. Very cold spring.
2003 – Bad garden.
2004 – Wonderful lush garden but cold and late.
2005 – Good garden. Cool, late, and damp fall , so difficult harvest.
2006 – Great garden. Wet fall, so miserable root harvest.
2007 – No commets.
2008 – Wonderfull garden! Lots of fun!
2009 – Cold dry spring. Slow but late fall thus wonderfull Garden!
2010 – 2019 – Good gardens.
2020 – Best spring and summer garden ever! A total pleasure.
2021 – Too soon to say. So far, a difficult year.