Thursday, June 5, 2008
Fruit of the Vine?
Well, I knew this before but I went all out anyways - gardening takes a lot of time and you should know quite a bit about what you're planting before you do it. The amount of time the garden has required has actually been the easy part this time. Bridget LOVES to be outside - so watering, weeding, and tending to the garden seems to be doable so far this summer. Having the knowledge to take care of the garden is another thing all together. So far most things are growing well, it seems. The main thing I need to figure out now is how I will know when the peppers, leeks, onions and broccoli are ready since the finished product will be underground. I am such a novice gardener. We had one sad strawberry appear yesterday. Not only was it a very deformed strawberry - some kind of creature took a bite out of it before Bridget had a chance to (pic below). And - I bought really huge tomato plants thinking that way it would be really hard to mess them up (since I messed them up last year) - but that is not true I'm finding out. If you can see in the picture of the whole garden, the tomato plants look sad. Adventures in gardening!!!