We live in Eastern Ontario, and we're scratching our heads over what went wrong with our garden this year. We've never seen anything like it! Some seeds never came up at all. The zucchini and lettuce are the best ever, but other than that, we're either getting nothing or close to it. The tomato plants look good, but no flowers. Same thing with the marigolds, even! They're tall and not as bushy as in previous years, but no flowers at all!
This year spring came late and we didn't get the garden in until June, and it has been cooler than normal. We've had a lot of rain. I think it's rained just about every day this month (July 2009). We live on a llama farm, and used llama manure and compost. The weeds and grass are growing like crazy, but usually by July, we get some humongous (and gorgeous) garden spiders -- the biggest one I've seen this year is well under an inch.
I just don't know what to think. (Other than that the produce store will have lots of business from us this year.) Any suggestions as to what's going on?