Wednesday, September 9, 2009

2009 Grade -- Just Average

Vegetable Garden is on the other side of her hill now. Thing is, I don't think she ever really hit a peak this year...

Two thumbs up: Lettuce, chard, zucchini, basil, potatoes, peaches

Thumbs to come: butternut squash, peppers, cantaloupe

One thumb: cukes, green beans, asparsagus, corn

Thumbs down: beets, peas, soy beans, tomatoes, apples


Overall grade: B-
So much time and sweat for a B-...

Notes for next year:

  • Try bush beans instead of pole beans.
  • Use Park Seed's 'Marai' corn seeds.
  • Get peppers form Arcana nursery again.
  • Don't bother with broccoli. It bolts too fast.
  • Bring seeds inside for the winter; don't leave them in the greenhouse.
  • Don't bother with melon. Use the space for cukes.
  • Easy on the chard. A little goes a long way.
  • Plant parsley.
  • Chop down old apple tree; plant four new ones.