Friday, June 26, 2009

How does your garden grow

I thought I'd give a quick update on the garden. My container garden is doing ok, but I haven't put as much in it as I had thought I would .

My allotment garden is...I dunno. I have mixed feelings about it.

Last weekend I was ready to give it up completely. It was 100 degrees outside, I hadn't tended to it in a week and I went there after skipping my meal and not drinking enough fluids. I was dizzy, dripping with sweat, it was in my eyes and my clothes were drenched, I was being eaten alive by mosquitoes, there were more weeds than I could handle and my only tool (a hand shovel) snapped. So I had to use my hands and my finger nails broke and started bleeding. I decided I didn't want a stupid garden any more.

I drove home and almost passed out on the way. Got home to the air conditioning, a cool shower and a big drink of water.

I am still very overwhelmed with the weeding. But I am excited that my garden has started producing now, and it changes my opinion. We've brought in more turnips than we could dream of eating. And tonight I just brought home 2 huge, fat zucchinis and some sugar snap peas. I have tomatoes looking big and fat, though still green. And bean stalks flowering. Some nice tall carrot tops. I'm looking forward to more food from it.

I am totally learning as I go along. I will do tons differently next year. But, I'm doing ok. And it's so exciting to pick your own food. I've grown everything from seed, and there's something magical about growing food from something so tiny.

Anyway, sorry this was a boring post. I wanted to write something down about it though.


We're off to coco keys water resort in the morning, to celebrate Lana's birthday (her actual birthday is on Monday).

We went there a year and a half ago, for Zoe's first birthday. I wonder if we'll see Mr Butt Crack there again.

Plenty on my to do list between now and then so I'd better shot down the lap top.


Michelle M. said...

You're doing much better than I am :) I hope to have a garden next year, but it is so much work. I will have to start small. Enjoy your day! Sounds like fun.

Momma Miller said...

YAY for gardens. This summer we did a raised (square foot) garden. The garden, has done pretty well. However, we had a critter for the first month that ate just about everything. We finally critter-proofed our garden and had to start over a couple weeks ago and so far, so good. It's not huge, but we can make salsa from all that we're growing, at least. YAY!

Darcel said...

I wish we could grow a garden. We don't really know where to start. The veggies look yummy.

Herb of Grace said...

Happy Birthday to Miss Lana!