The Garden’s Planted—and Slugs Are Noshing

I am thrilled to pieces that the vegetable garden is fully planted! I’ve been chiseling away at it for the past several weeks, and yesterday I finally hammered in the last of the tomato stakes.

Strawberry Patch Fail

Our strawberries were lousy this year. The fruits were puny, bland, and few and far between. I couldn’t even harvest enough to make a single batch of strawberry jam—and I know why: Our strawberry patch needs a makeover.