September 23, 2013

Frank the Farmer (Not)

We planted a small plot of vegetables this spring. Frank was happy to harvest two ears of corn out of it. Let's see, what else did we get?

Well, we got a handful of lettuce. Then the weather turned hot and the rest of the lettuce turned too bitter to eat! Recently I picked a nice yellow squash and there are a few more coming along. And there are a few grapes on the vines he planted last year, although a vine near the pool has died, probably from too much water.

Our only real success was the potatoes. We dug up enough to fill a large bowl.

No doubt we lost money on the garden. This has happened to me before. In fact, it's usually the case, but I hoped it would be different here because we don't have the deer problem that we had at Bryce.

However, we do have weeds, heat, ground hogs, and rabbits.

7 comments:

  1. Getting produce from your own garden can be very rewarding, but there can be a lot working against you. I have had many gardens that didn't meet my hopes and expectations. :)

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  2. At least you got something! I can only grow dust on a silk plant.

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  3. Good luck with the squash and rest of the veggies... I definitely do not have a green thumb.

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  4. Plants in our garden gives a peace of mind for us. The amount of work and time spend for making vegetables in our garden makes us to feel happy.

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  5. Well done, dear! sounds, you are a hard worker..Indeed..........

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  6. Fresh new potatoes are the BEST!! I love to dig them, wash them and eat them raw.

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