Here is a bit of a recap on some of those successes and failures.
The berries failed, no strawberries or raspberries. Blueberries produced well, but they are quite sour this year. Definitely pie material, or maybe a batch of jam, but too sour for fresh eating.
The basil did fine, I will probably get one batch of pesto from this container plant. That Dusty Miller in the back is going to be transplanted, it is one of my favorites and this is it's second year.
The shredded brown paper for mulch is a success. It is also easy to make, store and use. All tasks that can be accomplished by children, as a group project. The shredder part will need adult supervision, but kids love using a shredder, so expect them to be thrilled to help with that part, my granddaughter is!
And after 3 changes, the rhubarb is finally happy. This is definitely a success, and one I am the most happy about. Yes I adore rhubarb, but I am happy I did not give up, this makes me aware that I can master those berries too!
Because we have several more weeks of warm weather ahead of us here, we will be having Rhubarb Pie at Thanksgiving along with that Blueberry Pie.
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