All in all another terrible year for my garden. While I eliminated most of the Gallant Soldier, its still there dropping seeds for next season. I failed to mention in my previous post that I planted lightly this year since I was taking a week long vacation with the family to Florida. I planted a dozen tomato plants, cucumbers and onions. Turns out the cucumbers were a complete bust, just as last year. The onions did OK, and the tomatoes aren't bad, but a far cry from the first two years of my garden.
I'm seriously considering raised beds next year so I can more readily improve the soil, hoping my heavy clay soil has been the problem. I really don't want the added expense, but unfortunately continuing on my current path isn't very productive.