The Summer Garden, Good and Bad - with Pictures

| 9/29/2011 9:33:14 AM

Tags: garden, drought, hoophouse, Sherry Leverich Tucker,

field corngiant cantaloupWith the horrific temperatures of this summer and drought that left our gardens aching for moisture there have been both success and disappointment. 

The bad news is that my effort to harvest a bounty of field corn was a flop! Isn't that the most pathetic thing you ever saw?

 But, the good news is that after a much needed August rain, the sorghum has finally taken off and there will be a small crop for squeezing and cooking. We will get to cook it off sometime next week. 

The good news is that since the weather has cooled and we have seen some precipitation the swiss chard is going great guns. 

We also have mustard greens and turnips that are doing well.  

Most greens grow great in the fall.  This is a fabulous way to keep the garden going and continue having highly nutritious home-grown goodness. The bad news is that all the weeds are flourishing as well, especially the ragweed.

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