What a contrast this season was to 2017. My garden is in a cool spot so after several June frosts, a hot dry summer prevailed. In all my years of gardening, I never really had to set up an irrigation system; climate conditions now dictate otherwise. I mulched heavily and watered what I could. In the end, my harvest was bountiful compared to last year with the exception of carrots. My winter squash, potatoes, leeks, garlic and onions were bountiful. The brassicas; cabbage, brussel sprouts and kale produced well in spite of a community of wood chucks that I eventually had to re-locate!