I'm so discouraged about my garden right now, I'm having a hard time getting the energy to go out and work in it. I've got several plants that I bought during summer sales when the temps were sizzling that need to be planted now and I just don't have the energy to do it.
The vast majority of my hostas are practically gone. They fried and died stem by stem throughout the summer until most of them only have a few stems left, some of them only one or two. We had watering restrictions this summer, so I watered as much as I could. They got watered at least once a week, but obviously it wasn't enough.
There are cracks throughout the soil in one of the beds that I know of. Many of the cracks run square into the middle of plants, so the roots have been "hanging in air" so to speak. The cracks are too large and numerous to just fill in with some dirt. I need to dig up the plants, till the bed, then replant.
I suspect many of the plants are just as pathetic underground as they are above ground. So I don't know if they'd even be worth replanting. The whole thing just makes me want to throw up my hands and give up.