The weather has been strange lately. Very strange. The last week of July produced temperatures cold enough to need a comforter on my bed during the nights. We normally expect to turn the AC on around this time of year, but it felt more like a nice, cool week in the fall, not smack-dab in the middle of summer. So we decided to open the windows instead, to save money on electricity and to get some fresh air in the house. It seemed very unusual, but we were welcoming of lower temperatures none-the-less.
Today's post is going to be a review of what worked (and what didn't work) in my garden this season. It's important for me to keep a record of these things, because I can further improve upon my successes, and either fix or avoid the failures that I had this year. I think I have mentioned before that I would like to eventually have 80-90% of my family's food grown from our garden, and accurate record-keeping is necessary to move towards that goal.
So let's take a look at my successes and failures over the spring and summer this year, and how that will influence my garden's design for the next season.