Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 Garden Season in Review.

Dec. 9, 2009 First storm
July 6, 2009

So obviously sometime in July the summer stepped up and I was busy either gardening or traveling to and from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Managed to get in an incredibly hike along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. I had grand plans to better document my travels and progress/regression in the garden more for myself than anything. But I failed miserably. At least I can say I was out engaging with my world as opposed to my computer.

My garden gets a C+/B- in 2009r. I was one of the unfortunate many who was blessed with blight this year and thus my tomatoes which had a good running start and some early nice fruits, quickly hit the brick wall on production and quality. Had I not had the tomato disappointment my garden would have solidly landed an A/B grade.

The disappointment with the tomatoes was definitely offset some buy the raspberries which grew and produced like gangbusters in their second year in my garden.  My 6 year old niece even deemed my raspberries the highlight of her trip to the Midwest this past summer.