On a scale from 1-10, with 10 being very successful, I would have to rate my garden at about 6... and I think that number is about to drop!
All of our peppers have done very well... some a little too well... I don't need that much cayenne pepper! And, the tomatoes are doing ok. We have lost almost all of our full-sized tomatoes so far due to God's over-watering them ; ) They all split. Hopefully the ones growing now will be good, so long as we keep them well watered on these smoldering hot August days.
I worked in the garden this morning, during the Baby's nap, because it is suppoed to be near 100 for three days in a row. And, if you are not familiar with mid-MO weather, we have terribly high humidity too! (Though as of 11 am, it is still at only 60% humidity.)
So, I was in the garden pulling up weeds and hunting for the potatoes and onions. And, my face was dripping with sweat and my glasses were fogging up. I had forgotten to take them off before going out to work. No problem, I just put them in my pocket. Oops! They fell out of my pocket when I was bending over some plant or another, and I cannot find them!
To add insult to injury, I could not find my potatoes! Where did they go? Seriously. Where did they go? And, my onions? Where are they?
Paul thinks I did not dig deep enough. I am not so sure.
I planted a whole row of 80 onion sets. Where are they???
We planted two whole rows of potatoes! What a waste it will be if they all vanished!
As for our fall garden, I have not gotten it in yet. I am hoping to get to that soon...
P.S. (added at 5 pm the same day) - Paul came home and went looking for the potatoes. Just as he said, they were deeper than I thought. BUT, many were lost to rotting, because of all the rain in the past months. We might get enough small potatoes for a few hearty stews... but nothing to stock up for winter. We are averaging two small potatoes per plant.
We found only a few onions, almost all of those are lost to rotting as well.
Tomorrow, we will dig for more potatoes in a cooler part of the day. Though, I seriously considered posting a picture of our family dripping from sweat and covered with dirt! But, I decided that might be gross :0)