Gardeners start the spring with great expectations. Every lovely packet of seeds holds promise. However, experienced gardeners know that there is never a perfect year for every type of vegetable. Good weather for cabbages is not necessarily good weather for peppers. But beyond that, some crops are a just a waste of time and space.

In my philosphy, there’s not a lot of point in trying to grow a crop that

  • produces too little for the amount of space it requires
  • is not suited to the conditions I have to offer it
  • does not thrive

Each garden year is a learning opportunity. Next year’s planning should reflect this year’s reality. So to bring the season full circle, I’ve pulled out my list of seeds, optimistically purchased early this year, to see how they did.