I quit. I'm done.
This year the whole gardening thing has been a TOTAL MESS. It started when I lost out on the "garden plan argument" with Dad. Every year I make this nice little plan on what to plant where and how much to plant. Every year, Dad just goes and buys what he wants and plants it wherever. Fine.
Then came the Snap Pea fiasco. The plants crapped out on me right away, resulting in very little harvest.
Then weather and my work schedule resulted in not getting the beans picked the way they should be. So I ended up tossing bunches of beans cuz they were just too far gone for good eating.
Weeds have been horrible.
Some kind of freaky-slippery mold was growing in the grass mulch used in the garden beds.
Hubby doesn't like the salsa I made.
We never did eat all the soup I made from the maters last year, so I don't wanna make more if we aren't gonna eat it.
Grape vines grew like crazy, shading my entire brussel sprout patch. No brussels sprouts this year for me.
Weeds took over the onion patch....don't know if I am gonna get anything out of that....
Taters seemed to do well, but I missed harvest day.
Zukes did well, but Little Sprout is the only one who seems to want to eat them.
Made some pickles, but we just don't eat a lot of them.
Picking apples, but don't know when I am going to find the time to deal with all of them.
Basically, this year has been total crap where the veggie patch is concerned. I feel like throwing my hands up and saying 'to heck with it' over the whole thing.
I know that over the winter all the heartbreak of this years garden will be forgotten, and I will be cheerfully planning a bigger and better garden for next spring. But I am kinda hoping I don't. I am frustrated and angry at the way things went this year. Oh, I got some goodies frozen and all, but it is so much of a struggle to keep up with everything.
Maybe I should just give up on the whole thing. Stick to flowers, and mulch the heck out of them so the weeds don't get away from me.