If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always had.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

God's Green Earth

I thought I'd mentioned it here already, but looking back it appears I haven't. One of the families in our homeschool group lives on a farm. They gave some space to the group last fall to start an organic garden. Even though I'm no longer homeschooling, they still let me come and play! We started off small and planted zucchini, tomatoes, pumpkins, watermelon, cauliflower, and onions.

I've just come from the garden. Apparently I'm not the only gardener who's been slacking in the heat, but there's been activity in the garden. God's green earth took it over. Squash bugs got our zucchini, pumpkins, and watermelon. We lost the cauliflower to moths earlier in the summer, and the onions got over watered. That leaves the tomatoes, crab grass, weeds, and the morning glories that have taken up residence since my last visit.

Fortunately, the garden at home has faired better. I had squash bugs out here, too, but when the zucchini died, the pepper plant beside them burst into bloom. I have to read up on companion planting over the winter, I guess. Maybe I better start a list...



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