I have learned that weeds grow faster than plant, and that I really need to mulch before the weeds take hold.
I have learned not to plant cucumbers near any other plants, because they will spread wildly and choke them out.
I have learned to plant herb seeds directly into the soil instead of trying to start seedlings and transplant them. All of my herb transplants died.
I have learned that hornworms and slugs are really disgusting, especially when you harvest zucchini and smash a slug with your hand in the process. They turn into slimy brown goo, no matter how small.
I have learned that if I go away for vacation, even for just a few days, I will have a hellish harvest when I return. Which is what I am dealing with today. Here are today's harvest figures:
- 8 zucchini (one was too large to include in the picture);
- 1 white onion and 1 puny yellow onion (these were testers so I could see how large they are getting);
- some dill;
- 17 cucumbers; and
- 60 sun sugar tomatoes
TOTAL PRODUCE COUNT TO DATE:
White Onions: 1
Yellow Onions: 1
Sun Sugar Tomatoes: 108