The negative: My pumpkin & gourd patch!
My pumpkins and gourds have flowered two different times but still have developed nothing. Usually I never have to worry about getting a crop from my pumpkin and gourd patch, but this year I'm worried. I just don't think my patch got enough water and I think they were competing too much with the neighboring corn - which didn't result well for either. Luckily for me there is a new pumpkin patch that will be open this fall in our area!
The positive: My tomatoes!
I can't believe how many tomatoes I have this year! They have really liked the dry conditions. I have so many tomatoes that some plant branches are almost touching the ground they have so much weight on them from all the tomatoes!
I picked my first tomatoes (and peppers) about a week and a half ago. Now I pick several tomatoes every other day, and I have literally over 100 left to ripen and pick. Earlier this week I got all of my canning supplies ready to make a lot of homemade salsa!
|My first tomato and pepper pick - August 6th|
Did you plant a garden this year? Did the drought effect your garden positively or negatively in any way?