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Sat Jul 26, 2014, 04:03 PM

Mourning the loss of my veggie garden this summer.

We were inundated with days of heavy rain and my garden flooded so badly. Everything in it literally drowned. I still am not able to walk into it because I will sink in the mud. No fresh tomatoes this year. No onions, green beans, or peppers either. No cukes or zucchinis. All of that work.

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Reply Mourning the loss of my veggie garden this summer. (Original post)
Skidmore Jul 2014 OP
hlthe2b Jul 2014 #1
enough Jul 2014 #2
Kaleva Jul 2014 #3
Curmudgeoness Jul 2014 #4
TygrBright Jul 2014 #5
ginnyinWI Jul 2014 #6
femmocrat Jul 2014 #7
NJCher Jul 2014 #8
Skidmore Jul 2014 #9
Lugnut Jul 2014 #10

Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Jul 26, 2014, 04:10 PM

1. Bummer... Most of my neighors lost out to hail....

I only have a tiny patio plot so I just had mint and flowers planted and they seem to be bouncing back.... Fortunately I'd not put out the potted flowers at the time or I'd likely have had none left.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Jul 26, 2014, 04:17 PM

2. Dear Skidmore, I am so sorry. I can only imagine how very discouraging that must be.

The extreme weather conditions and the unpredictable seasonal patterns are really taking a toll on gardens. But to lose the entire garden all at once, especially at this stage in the season, that is really a blow.

I wish I had some good advice about how to cope with this. All I can think of is the gardener's eternal mantra: next year! But I know it must be hard to even think about that right now.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Jul 26, 2014, 04:51 PM

3. Very sorry to hear that.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Jul 26, 2014, 04:53 PM

4. I am so sorry for you. I cannot imagine how you feel right now.

I feel as if I am responding to a loss of a pet here. So much invested in it. I feel for you.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Jul 26, 2014, 04:54 PM

5. So sorry!

What a miserable year for you.

Can you salvage something by starting a few containers?

commiseratively,
Bright

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Jul 26, 2014, 05:05 PM

6. Farmer's Market?

I hope you have a nice farmer's market nearby.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Jul 26, 2014, 05:23 PM

7. That's terrible!

So sorry about your garden, Skidmore. What a huge disappointment.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Jul 26, 2014, 07:42 PM

8. 'scuse the typing

but I am typing in garden gloves.

I like the container idea upthread.


Also, how about fall crops? Cold weather stuff like spinach, baby bok choy.

My early summer was so busy that I didn't get much summer stuff in, so I'm trying to do the cold weather things now and also build some row covers, etc., so I can garden far into Oct. You could do the same. Except I don't know where you're at so maybe you can't.

Yeah, I know it's psychological. Do what you have to do to pull yourself together and get out there and give it the 'ole one-two.


Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 26, 2014, 07:51 PM

9. We have some other projects to get done around here that

were interrupted by all of these darned storms and that nasty winter. I think we'll be trying to get the house in shape while we can. Then we will be building raised beds, something we had never had to consider but this is the second year that we have had this problem with a flooded plot.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 12:43 AM

10. We have a small 8 X 8 raised bed.

It's filled with tomatoes, three cucumber plants and is seriously limited. It's more than enough for the two of us to eat daily and the excess tomatoes end up being roasted then frozen. We go to the local farmer's market for smaller quantities to eat now and for bushels of sweet Cubanelle's to clean and freeze for use during the winter.

I know this is no solution for your current disaster but it's food for thought in future planting planning for you.

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