I have got to figure out what I’m doing wrong with my vegetable gardening. I enriched the soil with manure and compost, planted at an appropriate time and kept the garden watered reasonably well.
So today I called it quits on the 2007 veggie garden and picked a bowlful of tomatoes as green and firm as the Hulk’s fists, if also considerably smaller. Add to that a few dozen cuke nuts just barely ready, and a big bunch of mint– the only thing that appears to have thrived this past summer. Now I need to dry the mint, toss the cuke nuts in a salad, and find some good recipes for green tomatoes.
Ms. Bungalow and I are going to have to put some gardening books on our winter reading lists. Clearly we have a lot to learn.
For now I’m just at a loss about why the garden performed so poorly this year. Even the yellow pear tomato that has buried us in fruit in past years barely yielded anything this year (obviously different plants each year). I suppose the weather was a bit weird, so that could be part of the explanation. I’m also concerned that our garden plot may be poorly sited, though a bad location wouldn’t explain why plants produced well one year and poorly another.
Ugh. It’s so disappointing. Thank goodness my livelihood doesn’t depend on this sad little crop.