Seeing as I already posted "How does your garden grow?"
I thought I would give you an update.
Well. To be honest. My garden did not do as good as previous years. Let's go crop by crop.
Hollyhock: fail. I just couldn't get the seeds to grow! They would start and then die. Either I over or under watered it.
Zinnias: success! They have been happily growing all summer, and there are still a ton of blooms! We have spotted butterflies almost daily!
Now, to see what I got myself into:
Chives: Success as always! Once you get a chive plant they come back every year. In past years I have been known to bring it in side and have it all winter. It is a planter and not the ground and survives yearly!
Zucchini: Slight success: for some reason unknown, it did just okay. Normally I am up to my ears in zucchini being able to make breads, and zucchini relish. This year I got only 4 or 5 and they were not huge either!
Winter Squash: Slight success. I got a TON of flowers but only two squash. There are a couple little squash still out there but I doubt they will get any bigger. Note to self: Takes up a ton of room. Very vine-y.
Cucumbers: Fail. Only a handful, but I believe the Winter squash vine killed it.
Peas, Snap Peas: Fail. Should have thinned out, and not planted so close to cucmbers and squash.
Green Beans: Success! My biggest crop yet! Next year I would like to try climbing beans versus my bush beans. It was hard to find the beans in the bush, but I was also 6+ months pregnant while picking.
Assorted Pepper Plant: Success! I got a lot of green peppers! But no other colors, my mom on the other hand got all dark purple. Go figure. I guess if we kept them together we would have gotten multi colored!
Basil & Oregano: Fail. Should have put in ground not a planter. It was too dry. Lesson learned.
Hot Peppers and Eggplant: Same as basil and Oregano. Should have gone in the ground. Oh well.
Tomatoes: 6 plants, 3 varieties. Not enough to make more than a batch of sauce. This was shocking! Thought I would be eating tomatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oh well.
Garlic. Success if you like small garlic. Will be trying again.
Leek: Did great! Wished I had more than one! Will do again!
Rhubarb:Always does well, it comes back every year. Thicker than the previous!
All in all, my garden wasn't a total loss. Just not as good as normal. I am blaming the crazy weather-first wicked hot, then rain for what seemed like forever. Plus being pregnant and not wanting to weed could have a lot to do with it!
I've got plans for a compost tumbler ( that I hope to make!), fertilizer, and some plastic to cut down on weeds.
How did your garden do? Any plans for next year?