Wednesday, September 5, 2007

sad state of affairs

well, my garden experiment didn't work out quite as planned, but it was a grand learning experience for me and the kids. We had that late frost, killed everything I planted in early April, then this drought all summer. I had maybe two or three bean pods on each plant instead of the 10-16 the package said to expect. My cucumbers got pollinated by the yellow squash and produced big yellow squashcumbers that I don't care to eat. The critters don't want to eat them either, not even the racoons or 'possums! My pineapple and avocado plants are doing really well, and the okra I planted last month are doing okay (they like it hot) so it's not totally a lost cause. I do have one remaining kale plant, it's tiny still, but not dead. The little birds love to eat the seeds from our sunflowers. I especially like the little bright yellow birds with black wings, I don't know what they are called, but they sure are pretty.


Jen-Jen said...

squashcumbers? Ew! Glad you at least got some okra.

stacy said...

don't have any okra yet, they're a late season crop, but the little plants are tolerating the heat and dry rather well.