Not everything I do is successful in the veggie garden. So I want to share some of the veggies that failed and successes that followed. The point here is be flexible and don’t give up. If something doesn’t work, try something else.
Failed: Sweet potatoes/Success: watermelon– I planted sweet potato starts just before I left for a fly fishing trip. I got the new drip system in place and planted them and forgot to turn on the drips to that section in my haste. When I came home, all were dead. So I planted a Moon and Star watermelon plant in their place. Didn’t think there would be enough time to get any to ripen but got 4 nice size ones ranging 10-15 lbs. Sweet!
Failed: Giant pumpkins/Success: Charentais melons-I didn’t start my giant pumpkins this year but instead just planted seeds directly in the ground. Wrong! Nothing came up. Learned a lesson there. So I planted Charentais melon plants as I always wanted to grow them. They produced about 10 wonderful melons. Supersweet!