As you all know, we’re pretty big gardeners. Huge number of fruit trees (22 i think?) and as of this spring, 4 vegetable beds (12×4, 8×4). I hoped that putting in the extra 80 feet of garden space would really allow a better mix of vegetables and moving them around easier.
However, this year has been a DISASTER. I don’t know if it was the flooding earlier in the season. It’s been a brutal summer for the garden. Most everything died. I don’t know if it was the flooding earlier or the complete and total lack of rain since then, but most everything sprouted, grew, then died.
Grapes that had promise, didn’t turn out. The tomatoes crashed hard on me. The beans started strong then fell apart (though we did get a decent amount from them) as did the squash, carrots, and everything else.
I don’t know why. Same soil. Same sun. Same backyard. We amend the soil regularly and we mulch at maximum level. It just hasn’t worked out. Our one saving grace has been the okra. Those suckers are 4-5 feet tall and putting off more okra everyday than I can eat in a week. Figs aren’t doing so bad either, but there’s only a couple. Enjoy the photos.
Any Gulf Coast gardeners feel free to discuss in the comments.
Grapes, Grapes, Grapes
Kumquats in Bloom
Cucumbers & Beans
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