It has been a sad year for our garden. The production of vegetables has been very poor. I’ve been thinking about a comment my dad made regarding a flower bush that they have. He said, “Year after year we mess with it, feed it fertilizer, give it extra water…and we’ve never had more than one flower on it. This year, we didn’t touch it and it’s FULL of flowers.” So, it’s made me wonder if I’ve messed too much with my garden. My neighbor ’tills up his clay each year and plants his garden and the result is gorgeous plants with an abundance of vegetables, which he kindly shares with us. Good thing, because we set up these “Square Foot Garden” beds and have a pathetic looking (and producing) garden. Next year we are going to ’till the garden area and stick the plants in.
In the meantime, the plants that we didn’t touch this year looked beautiful!