There's not really much left to them - the leaves and the flowers have almost all turned brown, and there are a bunch of solid stems. Plus, I probably don't want to grow those varieties again, so I don't want all those seeds in there! For the same reason I don't compost tomatoes any longer.Is there a reason you don't compost the zinnias?
I'll check that variety out. Al lI want is just one good year to prove I'm not incompetent.Our beets did better than ever before and I had let them go to 4 and 5 inches. I thought they'd be woody but they were smooth and nice inside, so I canned them. I'll plant this variety again, since I loved the greens from them and got beets. Burpee Detroit Supreme. We used BT on greens and that helped a lot.
You're one of the best gardener's out there, so rest easy. There is rarely any year which everything does well, it's always one thing or another that doesn't produce in any given year. I had a hell year for lettuce this year. I planted a half dozen times, bought new seeds, planted more, finally just gave up on lettuce. Some years I have lettuce all spring/summer/fall but not this year.I'll check that variety out. Al lI want is just one good year to prove I'm not incompetent.
I could have written this. Truly. I cannot seem to grow anything that produces below ground well. The potatoes were a surprise, but not a huge crop by any means. I have garlic. Will try again.I have broccoli, cauliflower and cabbages in large pots. The same pots I used in the spring, same fertilizer and everything else. For as well as they did in the spring, is equally as crappy as they are doing in the fall. Other than leafy greens ( lettuce, arugula , kale). anything else they say is a good fall crop never does well ( for me). But like an idiot, I keep trying. My carrots failed, my beets are about as sorry as a beet can look. The rutabaga may be ok, not sure yet. But I'll fall into the same trap next year. Oh, my fall peas failed too.