Garden = Nearly Done

Well, the gardening is more or less done at this point.  It went from looking like this:
Lush and Green
 To looking like this:

Wilting and yellow
All that's really left are a few tomatoes and the potatoes, which I started harvesting this past weekend.  I had toyed around with the idea of planting a second round of a handful of crops, but decided against it.  This years garden was exhausting - part of that was due to the fact that for the first time ever, it was successful, and I didn't know how to deal with that.  Success is more work than failure.   Yep, that was my light bulb moment.

But it's SO true!  Last year, when a crop starting dying, I just ignored it and let it die.  This year, not only did I have to put in the extra work of harvesting the successful crops, I had to work ever harder to give them away so that they wouldn't go to waste!  There was no way that DH and I could eat 25 cucumbers! No way that we could eat 100+ tomatoes.  The only really reasonable thing that I did this year was plant less green beans, and so I only gave away a handful of those.  But I also wasted many of those, because they were ready to pick right during the week that we were on vacation in Mexico, and by the time I got back, they were already enormous.

So, I spent a lot of time on the garden today, and I have a lot of updates, including my most exciting harvest of the summer - the potatoes!  This week will likely be full of garden posts. Consider yourself warned.


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