Monthly Archives: June 2011

End of June

I’m still behind. However, I borrowed a tiller and hope to dig up some of the yard today or tomorrow. Its a beastly machine, Im kind of scared. But the soil here is very claylike and full of rocks. Did I say full of rocks? I mean its FULL of rocks. But we shall see how the beastly machine holds up.

I pulled some green and red swiss chard the other day and sauteed it with olive oil, salt & pepper. It was yummy, but I didnt take a picture. I forgot. I also have been snagging arugula from the garden and munching on it, its so yummy as well! If you have not experienced arugula, you should. If you are a fan of horseradish or radish type spiciness in general, you’ll enjoy arugula. Its an italian salad green by the way. So rush on out to your local nursery and grab some seeds or a plant!

Pics of the garden this saturday morning.

Earlier i knocked a bunch of slimy little bugs off my eggplant leaves. They reminded me of a cluster of zombies feeding off their prey, it was gross. They were leaving #2 everywhere and in the back of my mind im thinking the #2 is good for my plants but the bugs freaked me out a little. I quickly reacted like if i were in a zombie apocalypse, (sorry I can be a real nerd when it comes to zombies b/c well I like zombies) by smacking the bugs off the leaves prior to getting photos. Now I cannot recall if they were caterpillars or beetles. Well Ill look online later and see if i can find the little zombies that were munchin on my garden goods.

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Better Late Then Never

Oh boy oh boy! Im runnin a bit late with my plantings. But to be fair to myself and realistic, the weather here in Ohio has not been that garden-friendly. And my schedule has been a bit of a whirlwind. Between learning to adjust to being a full-time worker versus a stay-at-home-mom, relocating residence 4 times in the last year, to having an 11 year marriage come to an end…I’ve been tired, distracted and emotional. Money has been tight. Time with my children, even tighter. I however do not lose hope, nor do I give up. Gardening is a love, a passion, a refuge in the storms of life. And no matter how small a garden…I will rock it.

With that said, better late than never, heres my little humble garden thus far. Most of my seedlings, 98% of them, died due to issues in my living arrangements and just sheer fatigue on my part and forgetfulness. This won’t happen next year. My pocketbook (omg did I say pocketbook?? lol) is feeling the brunt of purchasing seedlings/plants. Oh well! Live and learn…live and learn.

For now:

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