Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Race Against Time

This is a total bummer, but it looks like we might not be able to make the most of our valiant gardening efforts. We had all this space in three different locations and planted all these tomatoes, but we got a late start and the summer just hasn't been that scorching hot. Consequently, our tomatoes are growing slowly, and even though we have fruit on the plants, they are green and summer is winding down. It's become a race against time, and I don't think the tomatoes will catch up, but we'll see. It's possible summer will extend into fall, which wouldn't be a bad thing because it sure seemed short. I've talked to many people who are in the same boat, so it's not just due to my incompetence, though I'm sure that plays a role.

Normally I'd be happy about the weather being more mild and cool, but you realize that it adversely affects your crops. The peppers are pretty anemic, as well. The things that seem to be doing well are beans, peas, cucumbers, and squash, so it's not a complete washout. Even still, I really look forward to those fresh garden tomatoes. Oh well, maybe we'll have better luck next year.

Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to Christopher Spalding for the pic.

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