After all my noble efforts to start my own plants this winter – well – ahem – things haven’t worked out so well.
Let’s start with my pathetic cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower plants.
They were so bad that when I was shopping with my sister at the Amish stores – in a moment of weakness I bought all new big and beautiful plants and planted them in my garden.
That’s not all – the spindly little cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower starts that I’ve been nursing for months got yanked out of their pots and – are you ready for this – fed to the chickens.
But wait – there’s more!
Most of cantaloupe, watermelon, pumpkin, and squash plants looked fabulous for a while – but then started shriveling up and dying. Anything that had at least one green leaf got planted in the garden this week.
I think I will need to do a lot of replanting!
But on the bright side -we’ve have several meals of asparagus, a few tiny radish and our first garden fresh salad. The lettuce I planted was a mix of different varieties – some I am not familiar with.
Pedro took one bite of lettuce last night and announced, “I think I just ate a weed!”
I must confess that since my garden is not exactly weed-free that I”m more that a little worried he did!
Speaking of lettuce – during that same shopping trip with my sister Teresa – I also bought 2-4 packs of head lettuce to put in the garden – thinking they would give me a head start on salad.
Two nights later there was a bunny convention in my garden and all my beautiful heads were served as the entree. Let’s just say that was some expensive bunny food. 😦
But then there’s my tomato plants. We moved them into bigger pots a few weeks ago and planted them in the garden this week. They are doing great!
My friend Mendi asked me at Matt’s Graduation party just how many tomato plants I actually planted this year. Would you believe I didn’t even know?!
But since this post is a confessional of sorts – I sent Angel Girl out to count.
Yes – I need to confess to going slightly overboard and planting fifty-eight tomato plants. I may be handing out bags of ripe tomatoes to random strangers come mid-August! 🙂
There – now that all of my garden blunders are out in the open – I have nothing more to hide.
They say that confession is good for the soul – I hope it’s good for a laugh or two as well! 🙂
I’ve linked this post up with the Tuesday Garden Party over at An Oregon Cottage.