|Basil Sweet Basil|
|The most beautiful bane of my existence|
|I definitely cried over this|
|Hoping this second round of 'maters makes it|
|The most prayed over vegetation around|
|My little helper|
|How my cukie started out.|
|Ready for Picklin'|
Having a garden this year has been so good.
It's definitely working some patience in me, as well as how to handle disappointment.
We had a couple weeks that were SO WET that it gave my first crop of 'maters blossom end rot and none of them were edible. Then a couple giant tomato caterpillars attacked all but two of my plants and I lost even more 'maters. It surprised me how much disappointment I felt... but I did. I grew my plants from seeds and have patiently watered and cared for them for almost 6 months and I have yet to see a harvest. I'm hopeful for the next batch though. We've had a couple of pretty hot and dry weeks and I can already see the difference. My cucumbers and squash are definitely doing the best out of everything I planted. I've loved seeing them grow from little bitty buds to full grown vegetables. I'll be trying my hand at making pickles for the first time, with the two cukes I picked today and I just couldn't be more excited about it!
I'm already getting excited about a bigger and better garden next summer with everything I've learned this season!
What's something new you're learning this summer?