Friday, August 01, 2014
Here we go again
Like, our garden.
Oh, we had high hopes in March that our little seeds would flourish into strong healthy, well-bearing plants, that we'd be canning fools and swimming in homemade salsa by now, that we'd have a bonus of squash so large our neighbors would hide when we came laden down to ring their doorbells. Such hope. So wrong.
Two weeks ago I had the kids rip out the zucchini and squash because their fruits were small, rotting on the vine before they could be picked, and sparse. The strawberrys came out too, as the rabbits were eating most of them. I left the volunteer pumpkin, and the tomatoes are finally starting to ripen, but that's all that's out there now. It's sad, really. It was supposed to have borne spinach and broccoli and lettuce and peas as well, but that just didn't happen.
Hopes, adjusted. We'll try for some fall crops I suppose, and see if that yields anything of interest.
If not, it all gets plowed under and we start again next spring.
AFTER I find some way to dye my thumbs green.
How does YOUR garden grow??