How did your garden grow this summer?
I planted pumpkins for the first time and was amazed that they start out green. Neighbors would ask how the watermelons were doing.
My kale sprang right up, but I got just one healthy salad out of it before tiny green worms turned up uninvited. Speaking of “guests,” my leaf lettuce looked promising until some creature with a big mouth — I don’t even want to know what — devoured most of it one night.
This is the third year of The Star’s “I Grew This” photo project, in which we invite Kansas City gardeners to post pictures of themselves with the fruits (or veggies) of their hard work. (We started in 2010 but skipped the scorching summer of 2011.)
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Here in FYI, we’re publishing an assortment of this year’s pictures along with gardeners’ tips and tricks. We also invite you to go to Mingle.KansasCity.com to look at all the photos and to upload your own.
Thanks to everyone for sharing. (This doesn’t apply to whatever ate my lettuce.)
More photos at Mingle.KansasCity.com (click Home & Garden, then I Grew This 2014)