Terra Nova Garden Gone Rogue and Vidor, Texas


Adventures of Old Nebraska DaveTemperatures have cooled in Nebraska to a nice 80 degrees during the day and middle '60s at night. It's been wonderful to sleep with open windows once again.

Not much gardening has been going on at Terra Nova Gardens and the entire garden as gone back to natural wild habitat. What once used to be thriving vegetable beds are now head high grass and weeds.

There are many reasons why this dilemma has happened. Some are real and some are just plain old procrastination. I do have a few tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant. But for the most part the sweet corn has become raccoon fodder because I didn't get the electric fence up in time to protect it.

Not to be daunted or discouraged, my plans are starting to form for next year. I'm thinking that I've expanded my garden too big too fast and will be considering a smaller more productive garden next year. I'll have the same amount of beds but some will be resting for the next year.

I have enough beds (12) to plant half one year and rejuvenate the other half for the next year's planting. Since I hand dig and trench compost, it would be better if I slowed down a bit and managed my garden better.

One of the things that has kept me away from gardening this year is another love of mine. I went on my first volunteer disaster/rebuild trip about 15 years ago and have loved it ever since. I'm now up to about trip number 31.

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