Here's what we planted this year:
- Peppers (3 varieties)
Tomatoes. Yield = 0. And, we have 8 plants. With the exception of one red tomato that's holding on for dear life, but not quite ripe, we have 100+ green tomatoes on the vine. And, no sunshine in the forecast.
The lettuce did okay until we went on vacation. We probably ended up with 3 heads of lettuce.
Radishes. We are overflowing with radishes. My father-in-law loves them, & has replanted several times. I can only hazard a guess that we've ended up with 150+, and more to come.
Peppers. We've had 6 peppers, total, across the three bushes. I pickled most of them & used a few fresh ones in various dishes.
Strawberries. Our strawberries never blossomed in early summer, but we do have two random strawberries on the bush right now. They are green, & summer appears to be over, so my guess is that these won't ripen.
Basil. We have more basil than you can shake a stick at. I've made lots, & lots, & lots of pesto (for the freezer). The in-laws eat entire plants of basil raw for dinner (they can't get enough of the stuff). I'm not quite that fond of it, but I love it to flavor dishes or use in pesto.
Pumpkins. The pumpkins look pretty good. We have a few just starting to get orange, so I'm hopeful these will grow to maturity.
Blueberries. We have two blueberry plants (this is our third year) & one didn't grow fruit at all. We probably had about 20 blueberries from the other plant.
Grapes. Our grape vines that we planted over our deck a few years ago are finally starting to produce. I estimate that we'll net out with 3+ lbs of fresh grapes by the end of the season. They are just now getting ripe, & they are delicious!
Blackberries. I didn't plant these, but they grow wild all over. I have so far made: 3 batches of freezer jam, a blackberry pie, blackberry muffins, & frozen another 3lbs for smoothies. I'd like to make one more pie before the blackberries go, and also make a few more muffins. My original recipe was not great, so I'll have to keep my eyes open for something better.
All in all, a disappointing garden experience this year.
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