Throwing in the towel for this year
Due to a lot of error on my part, I think this year will be spent prepping for next year's garden. I'll nurture what I have but gardening won't be the joy it was last year. :(
Error #1 Contamination
We added dirt from a garden bed that had very little weeds into my raised veggie beds to fill in where soil got a little low. The veggie bed was all triple mix. Now, I have weeds growing abundantly in my veggie bed.
Error #2 Garden Help
In the fall, we got a new puppy. While we were able to cure our other dog of digging in my veggie beds, our newest dog finds all these secret ways into my fenced off veggie beds and has either "helped" me dig or has chewed my seedlings to the ground, in an effort to help me pinch back, I'm sure.
Error #3 Transplant Shock
We transplanted plants to a new bed to make room for a fountain. NONE of those plants survived, despite every precaution and nurturing I lavished on them.
Error #4 At least this isn't my fault
I'm assuming the erratic weather is to blame here, but all of my peony buds look burnt to a crisp.
All is not lost, however. My artichokes are looking plumper than ever, our horseradish looks like a force to be reckoned with and our black elderberry seems fuller. If anyone knows of how I can bomb the weeds in my veggie beds or if my peonies can be saved this year, I would appreciate the advice.
Thank you for letting me mope and whine.