Saturday, August 22, 2009

My Sad NJ Garden

I haven't disappeared. My daughter was away for a while and then I had my tonsils taken out. During this time, I severely neglected my garden. The weeds were three feet tall. That's not a joke. I'm not even going to show you a picture. It's really that bad.

While the weeds were taking over, grubs invaded my garden and ate all of my spaghetti squash. And some of my tomatoes. And cucumbers. The birds ate all of my raspberries and blue berries. My strawberry plant leaves turned red and produced a scant handful of strawberries. The jalapeno and serrano chili plants...produced some, but since I neglected to water them and the herbs, they all died. The carrots and beets did well and so far haven't been eaten by anything.


This has not been a good gardening year for me.


  1. Don't feel bad, hasn't been a good one for me either :-) I tried, I don't get enough sun, and I forget to water, or nature waters too much in one dump. Sigh...

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