This post should be backdated to about 10 minutes after my last post….
because “rain” isn’t exactly what fell from the sky. Technically, it was moisture. But within minutes it was back to just gray skies & a very dry ground. I was severely disappointed, to say the LEAST.
And for a quick update on my first-ever garden (in case all 3 of my readers were wondering), it sure looked good, but overall I wouldn’t exactly call it a “success.”
Except for the cucumbers & a few tomatoes, nothing much really tasted good. And what is the point of doing the manual labor, being consistent in the watering process, trimming, weeding, etc. if what is produced tastes bland or even worse?? I ended up with about 7 cantaloupe, several ears of corn, & a slew of tomatoes & cukes.
Will I attempt a veggie garden again? Probably. Will it be next spring? Most likely not, unless someone wants to come by & do all the digging & planting for me as I will be very large with child at that time.
I do think part of the issue was the area that I planted everything. It got full sun, but not for huge stretches during the day & from what I’ve been receiving in feedback from a few folks is that the bland tast & overall appearance of the veggies may have been because of not receiving enough of that yummy sunlight. SO, the next time a garden is planted, it will definitely be on the north side of the yard where there is the most sun during the day than any other part of the yard.
As for my flower bed, I’m so sick of it. Again, I think it’s a sun issue. If it’s not, then I may as well start believing my thumb isn’t even close to a shade of green! Most of the plants died off fairly quickly. There are still a few sprigs of color here & there but overall, I’m just tired of looking at the thing already. My guess is when I do get the itch & ability to do more planting in there, I’ll most likely go with various types of leafy ferns. Maybe some ferns have a flower of some sort? I just really enjoy having color in there.
Also, I’ll probably completely redo the sprinkler system, because that thing really annoyed me over the summer as well. I could never seem to really water certain areas of the bed while others would consistently flood. Obviously, I did not miss the calling to be an engineer….
I have no plans on changing the name of the blog even though I have no desire to do a winter garden of any kind. I’ll probably fill the pages with random musings from my day as they are quite interesting with my “PMS-ing” toddler around repeating “again, again” 3,000 times a day & the other 3,000 words he says are “watch movies??” over & over & over.
But truly, it is a joy & a pleasure to be home with the bubbs & all that our days entail!