I enjoy gardening–especially when the weather is cooler. Usually I don’t have too much difficulty getting a reasonable crop from my vegetable garden. This year, however, was different:
- I’ve had a great supply all year of chard.
- I can’t keep up with the peppers and okra.
- Tomatoes, not so good this year. Lack of water, perhaps?
- Fig tree–barren. It gets one more year and then I’ll chop it down!
- Lemon tree–was doing great until the grandkids picked about 20 baby lemons for a game they were playing.
- Peaches–squirrels got them over a weekend when I was away 🙁
- Squash of all kinds–zero!
- Melons canteloupe and water melons–two!
These last three vegetables are a little different. They all have distinguishable male and female flowers, and it takes cross-pollination of a female flower to produce fruit. Usually, if I’m having a poor harvest, I’ll cross pollinate the flowers with a brush.
This year, however, that was not possible.
None of my plants had any female flowers! So no harvest.
Makes you think.