I hope you had a good weekend and Sunday is good.
Tonight’s theme is something you did this summer that was great (10/10, would do again) or stuff that you did and were like, welp, not worth the time.
My examples come from my veggie garden, naturally. Last summer a bunch of old people were complaining at Lowe’s that they didn’t have any of the Juliet variety of tomato seedlings, so this year when I saw them available, I grabbed one. 10/10, definitely planting again. Producing a ton of small paste tomatoes that are sturdy and delicious.
Conversely, the patio tomato variety I planted sucked. Like 4 tomatoes total, all small. The salsa variety I got (yeah, that was the actual name, because white people are lazy) started strong and then crapped out. Decent tomatoes, but not a scrappy plant. Tomatoes need to be scrappy.
The yellow pear tomato was the biggest disappointment. That plant grew like crazy, fruited like crazy. They are the most fragile tomatoes I have ever seen. So much splitting and shit like that when it wasn’t a watering issue as nothing else is having that problem. I thought about tearing them out last month but I opted to leave them and let fruit just ripen full out on the vines to distract the birbs and squirrels away from the Juliet tomato.
Also! Yardlong beans. Also called asparagus beans. I planted about a dozen seeds back in early June and holy fuckballs are they going crazy with production. I’ve frozen about 6 pounds of them so far, in addition to giving bags away and eating a fuckton. Will I plant them again next year? Hell yeah! Will I plant half as many seeds? Also hell yeah!