My attempt at growing vegetables this summer ended in a miserable fail. I have no one to blame but myself. I failed to shield the tender plants from the late frost and then failed to water them when the weather got hot. Out of my vegetable garden I got one large zucchini and one pathetic pickling cucumber. I had a bunch of peas but forgot to pick them and they dried out. My dill got infested with aphids and the basil didn’t grow. How embarrassing!
On a positive note, my perennial gardens did well. Just the other day I went out to collect flower seeds for the upcoming spring. I collected poppy seeds, cup and saucer (Cobaea) seeds and diantus seeds. Seed saving is frugality and self-sufficiency in action! It would be neat to save seeds from herbs and vegetables too…if only I could grow them… I’m not giving up though, this coming January I plan to register with Seeds of Diversity and get involved in their seed exchange program. Here’s hoping for a plentiful harvest next year.