Friday, July 13, 2012

The Weeds Have Won & The First Harvest



The weeds have won.

It looks god awful doesn't it? This feels like it literally went from zero to sixty overnight and I'm too defeated to do a darn thing about it. In some areas the weeds crawl halfway up my thigh and Nate swears one of them tried to pull him into their abyss the last time we ventured in.

It now takes everything in me to go to my garden. I'm so embarrassed. How did I let it get so out of hand?! I have horrible nightmares that my fellow gardening neighbors point, stare and shake their heads at my newbie ignorance when I'm not around.

Oh, how high my hopes were for this garden! I regularly envisioned the bounty I would pull from it. All the glorious fruits & veggies. The accolades I would receive for doing such a stellar job. These stupid weeds have blasted said hopes into oblivion.

So my plan for the rest of the garden's life is to just water where the plants are and hope for the best. I know it's not optimal but the other option is to freak and stress out and I just don't need that kind of pressure right now!

Next year I will have a plan. I will do better. The weeds will not win. Repeat & repeat.

Despite the weeds I have been able to pull some goodness out of this garden:

Kiddos with Summer Squash
Red & White Radishes & Arugula

So I will just have to wait and see what pops up next. We have tomatoes on almost all of the plants and I noticed some pods on the red okra plants. I have a growing spaghetti squash and some of the broccoli plants have grown to a nice size. Eager to see what will win against the vicious weeds and of course I'll keep you posted.

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