This year I decided to grow my own garden. I decided to that last year too but the harvest wasn’t as good. This year I had my woahs with a tomato plant I bought from Home Depot. Some kind of hybrid tomato plant that manage to get eaten alive by bugs. in addition it had blossom end rot situation going on with my poor tomatoes. I was worried about that poor plant that I went on-line to ask for expert help, and even contact my Aunt Teresa to get her advise on how to rescue my sick plant. In the end I had given up on that plant and allow it to just die because it just wasn’t growing anything that looked healthy. However I did harvest some tomatoes from it as it was green and before it rotted I picked them off the vine. They were able to mature off the vine which I was grateful I was able to do that indoors.
I had other plants that did successful grow so I am thankful for that and my efforts weren’t for nothing. I was able to grow, some carrots, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers and bitter melon. I was able to harvest a few crops this year they were all small in size but I’m sure it will get better the next year I try to fertilize and grow new crops in my garden. I also tried to do straw berries this year and we got tiny little strawberries, I was very excited but also disappointed to see how tiny my strawberries were. However, I was given some hope when my other green thumb friends told me I’d have to wait another year or two before they get big and juicy. I’m looking forward to harvesting one last small crop of veggies between now and October before the winter weather sets into Chicago. All in all I feel God has blessed me with a good growing season despite the problems I ran into when with tomatoes and my green onions weren’t huge. I plan to compost for the first time before the season ends. Make some good soil for the new spring garden next year.