I picked the worst year to really start gardening!
Hi everyone. I'm brand spankin' new on this forum, as this was suggested to me by the very kind Remy of sampleseeds.com.
I'm in Lawton, and this year, I decided to start a real garden. I've planted a few things before, but this was the year that I wanted to get serious about it. It's mid November now, and I can honestly call this a complete flop! Between heat, dogs, squirrels, well-intentioned children "helping", blazing sun, drought and wind, only morning glories and lantana grew. Even my mint died! Yes, mint!
The lantana and MG's seemed to have a lot of hummingbird and butterfly visitors, so I'm counting that as a small success, but still, I'm pretty frustrated.
I'd like to try again next year, because this year's weather seems to be a bit out of the ordinary. By then, hopefully the kids will learn a bit (and not weed the things I'm trying to grow) and the dogs will calm down. Who knows, maybe the dogs will take an interest in chasing squirrels rather than digging up transplants-- but maybe that's TOO much to hope for!
Does anyone have any suggestions for plants that will give me at least a fighting chance at having something grow? I'm not terribly picky, and would like to grow veggies, herbs and flowers. Any suggestions or tips are more than welcome!
Thank you in advance,