Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sounds delish and totally doable right? Look at all the potential and you're not even seeing the whole of it.
By the first of June, there was so much standing water in the garden that we needed to shop vac it out, so that was strike 1. Strike 2-apparently all the compost we'd put on it to fertilize worked wonders...ON THE WEEDS. And theY spread so much and so fast, it was a never ending battle trying to stay on top of them. Strike 3, leaving the garden unattended for 11 days while we went on vacation. I think you can imagine what happened. It's not pretty, tis not pretty at all. The weeds have gotten so bad that I can't even find my cute little markers to know where things are supposed to be. Not that there's much of anything still there since the weeds have choked the life right out of them.
Tonight, my friends, I'm waving the white flag of gardening surrender. I gave GI Joe the go ahead to take the weed wacker to the jungle, formerly known as The Garden. But rest assured it's not a total loss. Out of all that was planted, we still have (and can get to) sweet corn, tomatoes (which again we don't even like but I felt obligated to plant them because what kind of garden doesn't have tomatoes?), rosemary, basil, gourmet lettuce, and carrots. Oddly enough, the lettuce, the one thing you can't freeze or can or do anything with except use immediately is THRIVING. Figures. Also, between us, sometimes its really hard to tell "gourmet lettuce" from certain types of weeds and/or grass so I may or may not have accidentally fed my family weeds and grass with their gourmet lettuce. Oops. The corn is doing pretty well except the horses have discovered that if they lean their heads over the fence far enough they can munch on it. We knew to be worried about deer getting into the corn but who knew horses enjoyed this savory treat even WITHOUT butter? Gasp.
And he's way cuter than silly radishes anyway.