Pitiful gardens

We have four raised beds on our property in which we’ve planted vegetables in the past. However, this year I had other plans, and the neighbors asked if they could plant a vegetable garden in our raised beds and then share the produce with us. A great idea, and they worked hard on their garden, but it produced a grand total of nothing. They had a little more success, but not much, with what they planted on their own property.

I planted onions, peas, tomatoes and cucumbers in grow bags on our back deck and harvested a grand total of two cucumbers.

Gardens this year just didn’t produce. Nothing grew, and if the plants did grow, they produced no vegetables. The same was true for flowers. I started several varieties of flowers from seed, and they either didn’t come up or failed to bloom. We had enough rain and plenty of sunshine. Who knows?

My two cucumbers tasted wonderful even if they were as round as little melons and yellow instead of green…


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  1. I HAD TOO MANY IRONS IN THE FIRE THIS GROWING SEASON ALSO– MY CONTAINER GARDENS-PRODUCED — BUT NOT TERRIFIC!! I’M STILL GETTING TOMATOES & PEPPERS—-

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    1. Glad you’re getting something! I now have 3 healthy-looking tomato plants but no tomatoes.

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  2. alekmountain says:

    Where do you live? I filled up my freezer to the top with fruits and veggies from a relatively small terrace garden. Only plants that didn’t do well were the egg plants. I made the mistake of buying Bonnie’s plants. The soil in the cups was infested with a worm that ate holes in the eggplant fruit.

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    1. I live between Cleveland and Helen. Part of my problem is not putting enough effort into it. My husband is an invalid and can’t be left alone for any length of time, so I don’t spend any time gardening anymore. I’m not sure why the neighbor’s garden on our property and the one on their own property didn’t do anything this year.

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