It had to be done — onion replacement!!
While the Burpee Home Gardens White Sweet Spanish onions grew well, they fought two heavy battles; 1) Green beans in the next row which turned out to be pole beans, not the bush beans they were advertised to be – the beans latched on to the onion tops and pulled them down. 2) Gawd-awful storms hit Chicagoland and beat the heck out of the onion tops, blowing them over.
Soon I began to see shriveled plant tops. It was time for a change!
Problem solved with green pepper plant replacements (try saying that five times in a row – wait, I can do it – Peter Piper picked a peck of… Peter Piper picked… wait… green pepper plant… oh forget it).
Below you see the lovely new green pepper plants, planted, mulched, and smiling in the sunshine – I am hoping there is plenty of time for a few peppers to ripen and end up as delicious stuffed peppers this summer.
Sometimes your garden fails – you have to throw in the towel and come up with a new solution. What solutions have you come up with?