We share the best & worst parts of our day at the supper table...which the Tornado usually misphrases,
"What was the part of YOUR day, Mommy?"
I was similarly inspired by Bumble Lush's Kitchen Garden to share the best & worst parts of my 2011 garden, so here goes!
After three years of struggle, I overcame one of my Nemesis Plants - the green pepper. The final harvest came in somewhere around 10 pounds...which I was thrilled with!
We also grew our first watermelon. And it was deeee-licious!
I finally learned how to can this year, too. I'm loving that my garden keeps on giving and giving even when it's cold outside.. The sweet beans especially love the Peach Peel Jelly!
Remember to bring your freshly picked produce INSIDE after you pick it.
Can you guess what this sunburnt vegetable is?
The Battle of the Deer raged on this season. I've asked so many local gardeners how they keep deer away, and apparently ours is the only garden within a 15 mile range that is deer-tasty. :) My options next year are limited to: 1) a live wire, 2) caging in the entire garden, or 3) sharing. (grrrr.)
Welcome to one of the many Ugly Places in my garden. Everybody has a few ugly places hidden away, but these don't normally get trotted out to share. :) I found that identifying (and sharing!) the worst parts of the garden gave me a big push to improve those areas. (So...I'll be looking for your ugly places too, right?)
What were the best & worst parts of YOUR 2011 garden?