This year, for the second year in a row, was a disaster in the garden.
There. I said it.
There were the seed tapes (carefully pre-sprouted) that got pulled up by birds. The cold, wet spring meant late planting. My trellises weren't big enough for what I needed. Heavy rains repeatedly washed out my onions. The corn... well, it grew. I guess. The weather was too cool most of the year for my peppers, and the tomatoes just started getting red in the last few weeks. Right in time for the first frost. Weeds have been having their merry way with things. Ugh.
On the other hand, I did manage to can up 10 jars of salsa. The cukes loved the trellises, and Little Sprout has been eating cukes with joyful abandon. We have one gigantic pumpkin that is already beginning to turn orange. That means at least one Jack O Lantern in time for Halloween this year! The potato towers did well, though I learned I need to pack my soil/compost mix down a bit more. It settled quite a bit after every time I "hilled" the taters. I love having the extra 4 beds we built this spring, and am looking forward to trying winter sowing later this fall.
So there ya go, folks. No pictures, as I am too embarrassed to show them, but now ya know what the garden has been like this year.