Well, come to find out, surprise...dirt is kinda pricey. You know the expression "dirt cheap"? Don't believe a word of it.
These are all little baby garden pictures...
These jalapenos are H.O.T. I picked some the other day and then scratched my ear before I could wash my hands...Holy Hot Ear Batman! Not good. David had to put milk and cornstarch in my ear. I won't go in to all of the ramifications that putting milk in one's ear has on a person. Let's move along.
We made a couple of mistakes in the garden that we hope to remedy with our fall crop:
- We over-crowded the bed. Since we planted seeds, we really underestimated how big everything would grow. Next time we will leave more space.
- Some of our pots were really too small to grow vegetables in.
- At the first sign of pests or disease, we really should have used some sort of pesticide or fungicide or whatever the case may have warranted. We are a low cost operation, though, and didn't want to shell out the dough. What can I say?
- We need to get rid of our dogs, kill all the squirrels in our trees, and move our garden to a place that is not 120 degrees in the summer.
I guess we can't fix all of those, but we are making the necessary and possible adjustments for our fall planting. We have pulled up all of the plants that are no longer producing and David already has some small squash and zucchini coming up. Beware chinches. We are coming after you!
So that's our Summer 2010 Garden Spot. We'll keep you posted on the fall planting.
This is me with my first garden harvest! It is small but I'm so proud. You don't have to look nice to harvest, right? My grubbiness just shows how hard I was working...or how I just woke up...I can't remember which. Well, I'm sure it was the working hard thing. Let's go with that.
Soon I'll show you all of our summer herbs that we planted on the deck and how we use them in the kitchen almost everyday!