Fail Cukes For The Win!

Over the summer I planted a little garden (aka “a test plot”) to see if I could grow anything successfully. Although I had mixed results, I’m hooked. It is so fun to go into your garden and pick random delicious tidbits whenever you want. The boys just loved picking carrots and mint and gnawing on them while they hung out in the backyard. Here’s how the veggies (and fruit)¬†grew:

Successes (I got a lot of these veggies and they were delicious):

  • Carrots
  • Parsley
  • Mint
  • Brussel Sprouts

Failures (None of the below grew and the plants died):

  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Spinach

Mixed results:

  • Strawberries – The plants did fine, but didn’t provide any fruit.
  • Cilantro – Some grew, but it didn’t thrive.
  • Broccoli – A couple plants survived so I had enough broccoli to nibble on for a snack.
  • Cucumbers – I planted them late so they only grew a little bit….


Little cucumber balls! Could they be any cuter? Chefs, take notice. Plant late and you’ll have the cutest little garnishes!

I’m definitely planting again in the spring — and I’m going to expand my garden too! Any suggestions about what I should plant next year?

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2 thoughts on “Fail Cukes For The Win!”

  1. My strawberries were doing really well this year, I’ve been pampering them like crazy, gave them some nice pine needles to help their soil (they like it acidic), and then the duck we got as pest control for the main garden (a breed that doesn’t root up plants) got out and ATE MY BERRIES. Just as they were getting big and ripe too….

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