My garden is really pathetic this year... a great disappointment. I'm contemplating ripping everything out except for a few tomatoes and just putting down black plastic and solarizing the entire thing. The weeds are out of control, again. Nothing seems to be producing much.
I mean, really, it's almost August and we've only had one cucumber, a handful of beans and two tomatoes. The broccoli only produced enough for three meals and we only got 3 small heads of cauliflower in total. The cabbages are tiny and pathetic, barely enough for one meal each. The summer squash are not producing either. It has been so humid that everything is just rotting. I pulled 2 turnips this evening. The rest were rotten in the ground. There is only one tiny eggplant set on. Like I said, disappointing.
Everything out there is suddenly being devoured by a plague of little grasshoppers that seem to have appeared out of nowhere. The weather has been uncooperative for weeding, it has been ungodly hot and humid again.
I guess the basil is doing well. I'm hoping to make some pesto for the freezer this weekend. At least I can preserve something this year.
I'll still hold out hope for tomatoes. Maybe I'll get enough to can a few quarts. I know it's not quite August but it's looking rather sad out there.