The heat finally claimed the last of my garden this past week. It’s been brutal this summer, and when I decided to take a seven day camping and fishing trip in Northern Nevada and Utah with my oldest daughter, it was pretty much a death sentence for my plants. Without me to soak them twice a day, the drip lines couldn’t keep them from drying out.
I came home on Sunday night to a dried out mess.
I learned a lot with this project, and I got about three months of great tomatoes and peppers, so it wasn’t a total loss.
Here’s some of what I will do differently next year:
1) Start earlier next year. I’d like to get my garden started by February 1st next time (six weeks earlier).
2) Concentrate on the things that I can grow the best out here – Tomatoes and Peppers.
3) If I plant in the backyard again, I need to over-build my “dog-proofing”. If given enough time, they can get around anything I put up to keep them out.
4) I learned how to build a pretty nice planter box and I’m going to finish a few more as soon as the heat breaks and it’s comfortable to work in my garage again.
I hope you enjoyed my video updates. They will make it easier for me to do this better the next time around.
-- No GMO's for me. I'll grow my own.