Well, the garden didn’t get fully prepped as planned, so I am gearing up for plan B. In the City, about 80 miles from home, there is a very large Farmer’s Market. I am planning to save up for going there to buy the produce we need for canning. Not the best arrangement, but the best we can do at this point. It was a series of events that prevented the garden going in as planned. The biggest hurdle being the switch from very rainy to the temps being too hot for many of the garden plants. One thing that you learn quickly is to always have a back-up plan or two in the wings.
We do have a small garden planted now. Some tomatoes, melons, and squash. Our family loves popcorn, so are growing that also. Summer squash is very easy to plant anytime during the summer. Heat doesn’t seem to affect it as much. Winter squash does well as long as it is planted before the end of June. Our autumns are mild enough that we can be harvesting squash as late as Thanksgiving most years. The only crop that we missed out on were the leafy greens, lettuce, cabbage, green beans, and peas which need cooler temps to grow well. I still have plenty of time to plant root crops and the winter squash type of plants. I will do those as I am able.