Psst....Ignore the weeds please. We decided in early summer to plant a small garden this year so only got in a couple of heirloom tomato plants, a pumpkin plant and for fun Debbie put in some gourds. The tomatoes have been unimpressive but the pumpkin and gourds are going nuts. I can't wait to see the fruits of these babies. They're doing great even though we only added a bit of compost to the soil. I don't think this is where the garden is going to be next year so we didn't want to invest a lot in amending the soil. I'm pretty sure we're going to level this area and lay a slate patio here. Next week I'll be throwing in some fall and winter veggies with a bit more compost.
Next year we'll start earlier and really put in more. I had hopes of canning our own tomatoe sauce this year but the only way that will happen is if we buy our tomatoes at the farmers market.