I haven't been writing about the garden upstate because it's been entirely too depressing. Rain, rain, bugs, death, more rain, forgetfulness, and frustration is really all there is to report. But today there's a bit of happiness (I almost said ray of sunshine, but that would be asking for too much from Mother Nature, apparently)...a pepper flower has appeared on one of the chili hots in my window! I'll do some pollination research (as I don't keep bees in my apartment), and hope these little babies produce.
I'll write a little more in depth about the garden upstate as soon as I can face it (i.e. when the sun returns...).