In early May I was completely gung-ho on my newly built square garden. I planted all my seeds and watered regularly. By early June I noticed that whenever something started to come up, it was quickly gone. Rabbits! So I put up a fence and re-planted. Then we had cold weather and lots of rain, so I took to ignoring my little garden. Today, mid-September, it looks like this. Sad, isn’t it?
Of the 18 peas I re-planted, on two grew. 1/36 beans seeds grew, producing about 4 beans. My two pepper plants produced two golf ball sized peppers. The spinach grew straight up, and never had enough leaves to eat. And I never did plant any kale, lettuce or basil.
I did get several zucchini plants to grow, and I spread them out into the empty squares. I already picked one fruit, but it was really hard, so I thought I’d let it ripen. It ended up rotting.
The only good thing is I seem to have a nice row of carrots. I’ve been inspecting them, and the tops are a fairly decent size. I’m still optimistic that this won’t have been a complete waste.
Am I discouraged? Sure. Will I try again? You bet. The nice thing about the garden is it really didn’t get many weeds. And I like having my veggies contained to one small area. Next year I’ll be sure to put up the rabbit fence right away, and if the carrots go well, I might double the area the carrots get.