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Thursday, July 20, 2006


OK, so I didn't grow any potatoes.

My tomatoes, on the other hand, are starting to ripen in my deck garden I planted in the spring.

I gave up on the nasty squash and zucchini plants that over-ran my deck with prickly stems and leaves until the hot weather dried them up all together.

Good riddance, I say. The rate they sucked up water, I couldn't keep them wet enough anyway.

Nevertheless, I'm thrilled with my first big yield of peppers and tomatoes. Ha! And, broccoli is on its way.

One thing bothers me, though ...

Why can't I bring myself to eat them?


Anonymous Pete said...

I also had a horrible growing,or should I say a non-growing season.
I attempted to plant a garden in
Lynda's backyard in an attempt to introduce her son Andrew to the joys of gardening.
From mighty oak trees spring mighty oak roots...roots of all shapes and sizes snake their way through the yard at various depths.
The mini rototiller I rented bounced uselessly over these monster entanglements.
Finally getting some tomato and pepper plants to flower,Andrew was impressed.
The deer,groundhogs and rabbits in Springfield were equally impressed.In a matter of two weeks,all flowers were consumed leaving these sickly looking twigs,still pointing skyward.
I've since planted grass,lots of green grass...
Delicious Orchards,here I come.

Thu Jul 20, 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous dmc said...

I am the same way, why do we even bother with all that work. But we have to admit it is rewarding.

Thu Jul 20, 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous winegirl said...

When I visited my aunt in florida, I noticed that her neighbors had baskets of fruit & veggies outside their houses. When I asked her about it, she said people put the extras out for people to take as they want. Isn't that great?

Thu Jul 20, 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous hottomato said...

make a huge vat of sauces..gazpacho//can/freeze for winter or gifts

Sat Jul 22, 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Claudia Francesca said...

You became too attached to them as you were raising them-now you consider them like "children"-

Just give them up for "adoption" and go shopping for shoes and wine
You will feel lots better

Sun Jul 23, 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I adopted 2 plants in Florida. They were abandoned. Now they are back in NJ where my daughter-in-law now has them.After our NJ Condo Association trimmed our hedges. I went out and buy artificial floweres. They look great and I have time write bloggs instead of planting .

Mon Jul 24, 04:17:00 PM  
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