Most years that I have grown a garden they have been reasonably successful ones. Yes, I have battled with the cucumber beetle and a little tomato blight now and then, but for the most part I have had a nice little harvest at the end of the summer.
I don't think that we have had a day without some sort of rain since mid-July. This along with the never ending humidity that we do not usually get this far north has made for a very damp garden.
I have really resisted putting anything on my plants over the last few years, but there are just too many beetles out there to keep hand picking them off, so I will be picking up some Rotenone today in hopes of salvaging at least some of the beans.
It really is frustrating to spend all of the time getting a garden prepared and the money spent on plants to pretty much lose more than half of it. I know that I am not the only person up here in Northern NH who has taken such a hard hit on the garden. Garden Soup for sure!
Over the last few weeks, I have done a bit of researching on better ways to garden. Of course I can't control the weather, but I am hoping with some new methods such as Lasagna Gardening to increase the amount produce that I can reap from our garden.
Hopefully your gardens out there are faring better than mine this year :)