I am still pretty new to gardening. This is only my second year gardening and I am still learning a lot. Luckily, our neighbor has been very generous in sharing his wealth of knowledge with me.
A few weeks ago, our tomatoes were starting to grow like crazy! But, they would get about as big as C's hand (he's 4) then stop growing. And then they started to rot. The bottoms of all of them were a nasty black color. My neighbor walked by one day and asked when the last time that I watered them was. My answer? "Uhhhhhh........when I planted them? Or wait, when did it rain last?" He laughed. And suggested I water them. So now every other day, I water them. And I water everything else in my garden. Everything that wasn't growing (with the exception of my squash and pumpkins - but that's a different issue) is growing. And no more rotting tomatoes! In fact, I think by the end of the week I should have enough tomatoes to this new pizza sauce recipe I want to make.
What have you learned about gardening this year? You could probably teach me a thing or two!