This growing season I definitely had some setbacks. While all of the peppers, tomatoes, green beans, kale, onions and many other things did very well, I had a few things that didn't do well at all. For instance I planted over 250 pumpkin seeds and had planned to set up a stand to sell them. This should have yielded around 500 pumpkins. Due to the excessive heat and lack of rain I had about 4 tiny pumpkins! I was really disappointed. But sometimes we lose the war against Mother Nature. Also the corn this year didn't do well for me and although I'm not certain, it was more than likely lack of rain. Excessive heat that begins early and continues throughout the season can sometimes cause vegetables to ripen very quickly. This isn't detrimental to most vegetables, you just get to enjoy them earlier. The pumpkins started turning orange really early and were completely ripe by August. Normally you don't pick pumpkins until the vines die which is usually in September and sometimes October. So if you had a similar experience do not worry, you're not alone!
Now that last season is over its time to start thinking about next season. What are you planning to try? I'm planning to try a couple of vegetables that I've not tried before. I'll include a complete list of seeds at a later date. Right now I've only committed to a couple. Did anyone try gardening this season? Did you plant vegetables? Or Flowers? Let me know what you did and how it all turned out! I promise not to take so long to blog! I hope you all keep reading!