First of all, let me tell you that I cannot raise decent onions. I've studied the situation, googled like crazy, and found very few hints as to what I'm doing wrong. Perhaps I'm planting them too deep, says one source. I intended to start with onion plants rather than sets this year, but when we went to buy seeds and such, they hadn't yet received the plants. So I planted sets as always.
Each of my onions splits into two halves as it grows and then proceeds to rot. Sometimes the outside rots, sometimes part of the inside. Because I hate waste, I butcher the poor onions, rescue the good parts, dice them, and freeze them for future use. It's an unpleasant task that wouldn't be necessary if I only knew how to raise proper onions.
I have a new problem with zucchini: The little squashes get about two inches long and rot. My Googled sources tell me it's called blossom end rot, and that it's due to lack of calcium. Just my luck; I get rid of one problem and another one shows up.
If I'm going to have potatoes and tomatoes next year, I'll have to move them to a new location. I have two spots in mind.
We'll see what next year brings, and what sort of shape I'm in. My knees haven't bothered me nearly as much this year as last, for some reason. I'm very thankful for that.
It just hit me... maybe my knees are glad I'm not riding a horse any more.