Our other distinct flop was my attempt at growing a second crop of brassicas. A girls can try, right? We had a fabulous first harvest thanks to my row covers (to keep the dreaded cabbage moth off the plants), so I boldly forged ahead to sow again. I figured that the frost protection from the row cover just might net us another late fall harvest as long as the snow stayed away. Wrong. Once again, we left town right when those wee plants needed water. They dry "cooked" under this row cover while we vacationed.
All in all, things could have been much worse.... we harvested enough of almost everything (except corn and brassicas) to last us into early Spring. My goal was to grow enough to get us past Christmas (which was how far we got on stored veggies last year). A girl can't complain about that!