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<<I have to know: did you find that composted manure? Did your veggies go crazy? Did the early rains rot your seeds or the late heat fry your plants? Or did you have so much success that you have bought up every mason jar north of Exeter?>>

Well, I lost my initiative to hunt hi and low for the best stuff and ended up buying 2 bags of this, 3 bags of that (for a total of about 10 bags) of compost/manure (some or all "organic" -- can't remember, exactly) from the Ann & Hope garden outlet.

Veggie-wise, my artichoke plant is alive but not doing too much. My Brussels sprouts have been half eaten by something, but aren't quite dead yet. My 8-ball zucchini died, but the one I gave my sister is doing well (as are the Brussels sprouts I gave her). My corn also seems okay, but not spectacular.

What was really successful last year were my tomato plants and this year, too, they're excelling. And my flower bed in which I mixed some compost/manure is also full of colorful flowers.

So all in all, it seems to have done some good. :) I enjoyed the rains, as it gave me a respite from watering.

Thanks for asking!


P.S. No mason jars. I'm not that industrious. Basically I just forage for snacks in the garden while supplies last. :)
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