Friday, December 14, 2007
Vegetable Garden Slowdown-December 07
I thought I would let you all know how the vegetable garden is going. I haven't mentioned it in a while. The garlic is still up and growing as the picture shows. The banana tree is gone.
I asked Mr. Fix-it to chop the banana 'tree' down. He didn't take me seriously and joked he would get an axe. I had to tell him no less than three times to please cut it down. He finally did, then left it sitting there. The compost bin is only 20 feet away but I guess he thought it was too far to toss the banana. I finally convinced him firmly that he must put it there. I think he still thinks I was kidding about cutting down the tree and is expecting some grief. But leaving the evidence in the middle of the garden is not the way to go. It is not often he gets to cut down trees. If he had his way I think he might like the yard full of green concrete and I KNOW he doesn't want any trees in it. That is another story.
The arugula is hanging in there only barely, as are the carrots. Failure there again. I just don't know how to grow them well. I will try again in early spring with the carrots.
I have raked the leaves into the beds and labeled where the next season's crop will grow. I am having a dilemma though. I want to grow gourds because this is the first year I have not grown any. Because of this I will probably go overboard and plant way too many gourd seeds in order to be assured of having a good crop next year. Gourds take ALOT of ground. Because of this I fear something else besides the pumpkins will have to go. Probably watermelon. Though, if I am lucky, the birds will plant some for me again next year like they did this year.
I will post my choice for Garden of the Month this week (probably tomorrow) and the Community Garden of the Month next week. Stay tuned. I am very excited about the garden of the month and you will all understand why when I post it.
in the garden....