Here is an account of this summer’s gardening attempt
1 pot each of oregano, rosemary, thyme, and basil (basil inside)
1 SunGold tomato (inside)
1 hanging strawberry plant (not hanging; being eaten by magpies)
1 row of lettuces (bought as starts)
2 rows of kale
2 rows of carrots
1 row of peas
3 broccoli (bought as starts)
2 red cabbages (bought as starts)
8 marigolds planted around the lettuces to deter rabbits
Thus far, the lettuces as growing well, the kale has sprouted, the broccolis are barely hanging on, the cabbages are growing like mad, the magpies steal all of the even barely ripe strawberries, the tomato is growing well but slowly, and the basil has a second lease on life now that I moved it inside.
I didn’t get the garden in the ground till June 23, which is 23 days later than recommended around here, and I don’t have a hoop house built yet, either. I’m hoping for a late summer harvest, but if we have an early, cold fall, we may not get anything. This year is just an experiment; next year I intend to get serious!