I love to grow my own vegetables. Well. Hm. Honestly? I like the idea of growing my own vegetables. The reality is less inspiring.
I’ve had several attempts at veggie plots. It’s fun. For a while. Before the drought. Or the cabbage moths. Or the birds.
I love putting in all the new seedlings and watching them start to grow.
It gets pretty exciting when the flowers – that you just know are going to turn into something very edible eventually – start appearing.
Then, for some reason, it always goes wrong.
If I have a green thumb, it’s khaki.
Lack of water/nutrients/mulching/some unknown factor that I’m supposed to know about but don’t.
I did at least get some produce this year. Some of my plants were actually thriving before nature interceded.
A few are still hanging in there.
Would anyone like a celery stick?
Whoa. Traumatized carrot! But I’m relieved someone else out there resents growing salad for bugs.
Elly, I’m too scared to eat that carrot in case its consumption turns my life into some sort of alien horror story.
Haha, I have not attempted a garden for fear my luck would turn out like yours! Glad you did get a few good crops! 🙂
I think I got enough to make it feel worthwhile. The tomatoes were the most disappointing. I’d had dreams of sauces and chutneys and in the end there was barely enough for a bowl of pasta Napolitano. But I have piles of celery sticks to look forward to.
This is why I stick to flowers and herbs. I tried patio tomatoes twice and it was a horrid failure both times.
I seem to get just enough success to forget the trauma of infected tomatoes and mutant carrots so I get sucked in each time thinking it will work.
I am a notorious flower killer. The rest of my garden is succulents, the zombies of the plant world. Just can’t kill those suckers.
I think it’s admirable that you keep trying. 🙂
Can really relate to this. is another mea culpa coming on? Nope.
Your carrots are a work of Art. I don’t know the first thing about plants, but I wish you luck.