Well, I don't have much to report. My friend and I planted tomatoes, peppers (sweet and hot), basil, beets, chard, butternut squash, melons, cucumbers, garlic, shallots, nasturtiums, and crookneck squash. We also had perennials: walking onions, rhubarb, thyme, mint, lemon verbena, and rosemary (not typically a perennial up here in New England, but it survived the winter and is now huge).
I mulched and mulched but still had weeds. I really may just go with the black mulch cover next year.
Most of the basil isn't doing well. There are three plants that are thriving; the rest are small and have a lot of yellowing or brown leaves. I think all of the cool weather and rain at the beginning of the season did not serve it well.
The peppers are actually turning red quickly, as opposed to last year, when they didn't turn red until late September-early October. So that is pretty surprising.
The rhubarb is prolific as usual!
The crookneck squash has produced two or three squash.
We got beets, replanted them, and three survived. Hmmm.
The chard is going gangbusters.
The garlic did well and we have happily used it all. The shallots seemed to be doing well, but there were only two when I went to harvest them. The walking onions are taking on a life of their own.
The perennial herbs are doing well.
The butternut squash vines are everywhere, but I only see three or four gourds.
The cucumber died.
One melon plant survived, and it even started producing a melon, but something got in and took a bite out of it. STUPID ANIMALS.
The tomatoes--well, we had a couple of red cherry tomatoes. The rest of the tomatoes--cherry, slicing, and roma--are green. I may end up making a lot of pickled tomatoes again. I've seen them turning red in other plots where I have a plot, and around town, but I've also seen other gardens with the same issue as my plot's.