Not all was lost this garden season. Sure, we had some issues with pests. Sure, I considered calling it "the year of failure." But that didn't last long. I opted, instead, to call this "the year of learning." Seemed more productive and positive. And certainly has been true.
It all seemed so easy at first: clean out the garden, plan our season, plant seeds and water, right? Well, it did start that way. But then came the plagues. I planted again, though I confess this time I didn't keep track of the things I planted very well. We watered it, weeded it, continued with our battle with rabbits and gophers, and VOILA! Zucchini, squash and tiny, sweet, cherry-style tomatoes abound.
Turns out chickens love tomatoes. They will not, however, chip in around here and eat the giant tomato horn worms which work their way through the garden with ease.