Monday, August 2, 2010

How does your garden grow?

It's that time of year. The beans are being plucked from their plants. Cucumbers grow along the ground. Zucchini are bursting and gardeners are giving away their wares before they go crazy with all of the veggies coming forth.

Remember that this year I was going to start a garden? You can revisit my enthusiasm here. For those of you who don't wish to click back, here is a picture to refresh your memory. My seeds. Starting to grow already. Waiting for a garden to be tilled up so they can find their beds for the summer.

I remember dreaming of tomatoes, peppers, onion, cucumbers, herbs, homemade salsa....
And now. I will share with you how delirious I really was.
Here is my garden now.

Look impressive? Need a closer look?


Look what I've grown.
Weeds. Tall, tall weeds. Taller than my kids.
Almost as tall as me.

How did this happen you may ask?
Its quite simple, really.
My husband still did not want to till me a garden!
And yes, he did still ask how my veggies were coming along.
So, I have a beautiful weed patch.

Luckily there were still some black berries that survived the weed infestation. We managed to sneak a few. (I managed to pick up some chiggers in the process)

He looks guilty doesn't he? We'll never make that pie if he keeps this up! ;)

So, now my dear husband took the skid loader, in a moment of weakness by me, and took out the remainder of the garden,  and I will try for raised garden boxes next year instead of the giant weed patch.

How are your gardens growing? Is your thumb green, or a bit more brown like my own?

7 comments:

Duane Scott said...

If I look at plants, I kill them. I could come and stare at those weeds for you if you want. :)

Diane said...

Mine had good intentions too, but not much action either. I did some potted plants that did so-so. :O)

Marissa said...

brown thumb here, so don't feel bad. sad that the weeds took over :( this is why we haven't attempted anything except tomatoes! We have friends with a huge garden and we're going picking okra today! YUM! Guess I'll just keep picking from others, since my brown thumb will get me weeds! Hang in there :)

Marissa said...

brown thumb here, so don't feel bad. sad that the weeds took over :( this is why we haven't attempted anything except tomatoes! We have friends with a huge garden and we're going picking okra today! YUM! Guess I'll just keep picking from others, since my brown thumb will get me weeds! Hang in there :)

Karen said...

No gardens, but surprisingly my herb garden is half-way alive!!

Your book will be coming in the mail this week! Blessings

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Alicia, You are cracking me up.

I failed at my garden last year, too. But I found a nice little farmers market in Lyon County. :-)

DORCAS said...

Oh! Honey you poor thing. That is too bad them weeds took over. But atleast the some blackberries survived.

So hoping next year we will see fabulous pictures of your garden.

~blessings
Dorcas