Summer garden update

Hi all! I have been reading your blogs a lot, and am constantly amazed by your gardens! I want to learn from you!🌻

My garden got off to a slow start what with the wet cold May & June. By now I expected much more ssuccess from my plamts since last year at this time I was harvesting and replanting. But nope😢 my garden is sad, small, wilting and I’m confused about what’s going on. Here are the photos:

As you can see on the left side my tomatoes and peas are doing fine but the right side is where I planted spinach, bokchoy, radishes, swiss chard, carrots, flowers and they are tiny tiny.

I’m wondering if it’s my soil as I grew tomatoes(LOTS of them) last year in the soil. I added 3 bags of fresh good soil in though so I just don’t know what’s happening. If my soil IS a goner, what can I do to help it? Please don’t tell me I have to remove it all. Because that’s not happening. Help!

Thanks for reading and if you have ANY tips or advice or if this has happened to you…I want to hear from you 🌽🌻🍓


Author: nannygrannie

an adoptee who is ok admitting i'm not ok. I talk about my mental health, my garden & my outdoor adventures

3 thoughts on “Summer garden update”

  1. I don’t have any luck when I direct sow seeds. I sow as much as I can in trays and then plant out. Not sure if it’s the soil, slugs or something else but I just never see most things again and if I do they are always wimps compared to plug plants.

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  2. Do you have a compost? If not, composting is a good way to put nutrients back into your soil if you think that is really the issue. I know that when we germinate our seeds we have more success of the plants thriving, than when we plant directly into the soil.

    Hope that info helps!


  3. Have you fertilized the soil? I like to add 2-3 inches of Black Cow to my garden twice a year. I put a layer on top of the soil and work it in. Also, I have a compost bin that I use as well. Unless the soil you added has nutrients already worked into it, I bet you need to fertilize.


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