anybody out there a gardener? How's the harvest this year?
I've been doing so much traveling this year I haven't been able to do much. But I did help my friend David start his first garden and got to see the results this week. I was at his house around the first of june. A little late for planting things in seattle, but we tried anyway. I'm a big fan of the ruth stout method, so we planted some tomatoes, peppers and zukes. Then put down some hay around the plants. David watered once in a while. Now the plants are huge! Bounty!
Tomatoes were pretty good this year; still got a little blossom-end rot, even though I limed. Basil practically grew into trees. Didn't know what to do with all the cucumbers; staking them and letting them grow up instead of out works out very well. Planted crooknecks instead of zuccini, which was a huge mistake. Ended up with a very low yield of very tough-skinned fruit.