Adventures in mountain gardening…
September 7, 2009 by Jennifer
Okay, so while I’m in a self-deprecating mood regarding my garden, here goes some more which should surely bring you some comic relief for the day:
While everyone is complaining of a bumper crop of zukes, I’m grateful to have 3 growing, albeit only the size of my little fingers *sigh*
And here I thought tomatoes were easy to grow? This poor guy is burnt to a crisp and has 2 little zebra tomaotes hanging on for dear life; guess I’m making fried green tomatoes as an appetizer tonight! (p.s. there are many more dead/crispy plants, but I’ll spare you the carnage)
This brings a whole new meaning to the term “baby carrots”
And go figure, the one thing that actually grew in magnificent proportions (in comparison to the rest of my pee-wee garden) is chard and I don’t even like it that much!
Now David made me this beautiful gardening box last year since we live in bear/dear country and it’s very difficult, even ill-advised to put a garden into the earth. But it was just my luck when one day David points to something below the deck and says, “honey, what’s that growing over there?” To my surprise, one of my lettuce seeds had apparently blown over the side and grew to about 12″ tall, obscured by the mountain brush that landscape our lot and far out-growing anything I tried in our box:
Laugh all you want family! I may be defeated this year, but not discouraged…maybe next year I’ll have more time to devote to gardening and can attempt a critter farm in the ground. I’ll just be sure to keep bear spray nearby!