There are winners and losers in the garden. The tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants are very happy. The tomatoes have already needed staking. The leeks are doing alright. The green beans have some leaf damage but are overall okay. The summer squash are happy. The winter squash is being eaten, as are some of the cucumbers and the melons. I planted a large container full of radishes, carrots, and corn and that hasn't worked as hoped. The radishes have lots of green but no bulbs and have blocked the light for the carrots while the corn seeds were eaten by the birds. Some people thought growing container corn was a silly idea anyway.
We lost our main strawberry bed last year but the other beds are doing well and we're actually getting a decent amount of berries. The slugs and squirrels are getting their share too, unfortunately. The oldest grape vine looks like it will produce grapes for the first time. Our cherry tree will once again give us a few dozen cherries but no more. One apple tree will give us some apples. Our plum tree has developed black knot. This is very sad. We've cut out the infected parts and will have to keep close tabs on it to see if the problem persists. Hopefully, we won't lose the tree.
I'm still hopeful and we have a lot growing in the garden. But sometimes nature can show you how little your best laid plans mean. We'll see how the rest of the season goes.