The seed catalogs have been coming in hot and heavy for the past month (is it just me, or do they seem to come earlier every year? I didn’t even have the garden put to bed for the winter before the first one showed up), so I figured this would be a good time to take a look back at the previous gardening year and do a little recap. Mostly for my benefit, but maybe you’ll pick up something interesting too.
Overall, an okay year. As in every year, some things did better than usual, some didn’t. The weather was a little cooler and wetter than normal (I may have watered things once or twice, but really didn’t need to). The season was actually pretty long – last frost was early May (not Memorial Day like the year before), and the killing frost didn’t hit until a week into November (had a light frost before that, but it didn’t hurt anything).
Didn’t have any major pest problems, unless you count the dogs… I know, I have dogs to keep the deer away and they end up causing more trouble than the deer. We tried a few new things, stopped growing a few others… it’s a constantly-evolving process.