I must say that I was, am, a bit disapointed with the gardens. Not enough to get out there and do more with them but still...We had plenty to eat from them but if I was feeding a family some of them would have gone hungry a few times.
And I haven't been using all of what I picked either. I really need to get right on top of the excess stuff and preserve it while it is at it's peak, not wait a couple of weeks and think, "yeah, I should have done that, here chookie..."
I did lose a lot, some to escapee chooks, a lot to the heat. We had some HOT days and not a lot of small stuff survived. The chooks ate everything from the lettuce bed including most of the silverbeet, the heat shriveled up any seedlings that were out there, grass smothered the melons and pumpkins and a mouse kept eating the corn as it was planted. I am working on trying to catch that but he is tricky.
Anyway, there isn't a lot out there but hopefully I can get things together this month and get things back to how they should be.
I know I can have lush looking, full of good to eat garden beds. Been there, done that, need to, WILL, get there again.