8-13-16 Blog

I know, I know,  it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything.  The past six weeks have found me very busy with one of my other passions- coaching 9th grade football.   I haven’t exactly been away from the garden, but I just haven’t had time to write about it.   I guess I’ve got some catching up to do with my updates so bear with me.

I’ve dug up my third row of potatoes and finally got a little more of a desired result.  They probably yielded close to 45 pounds worth of very nice sized spuds.  That was roughly three weeks ago.   Since that time, we’ve endured one of the worst droughts in nearly 25 years.  I lost all of my zucchini, cucumbers, squash and celery during this time.   In addition, my sweet corn and strawberries took a major hit but are still holding on because of the supplemental waterings I’ve given them.

Today, with the threat of rain looming,  I turned up all my cooking onions and was rewarded with a nice crop.  I though it best to get them out so they don’t rot in the ground if we got rain.  I also harvested my red kidney beans and was disappointed here.  I got a handful,  but was expecting 4 times as much.

At roughly 12:52 pm this afternoon, this area finally got to experience it’s first major rainfall in nearly two months.   It’s about to cut loose again as I write.   I’m hoping this enables everything to bounce back some so we can enjoy a fall harvest of some sort.   I’ll check back in again on a little more consistent basis once again as things progress.