Nobody can out-garden Mother Nature. I don’t care how many certificates, degrees, or other accolades you have framed and hung on your wall or how much dirt is stuck under your fingernails — weather eventually outlasts us all.
No matter how judiciously you’ve staked and trained your tomatoes, pulled weeds, and managed moisture in the garden ground, we’re now moving into the dog days of summer. Plants in the veggie garden will have either bolted, succumbed to one or another insects or diseases, or been eaten by the neighborhood deer.
And if they haven’t yet, their time is coming soon.