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Garden Attempts by Novices - Take 24

July 19, 2007 - 10:34 PM

OH NO!!!*

You know all the great rain I talked about?  Well, not only did it rain, but it stormed.  I should have made it clearer to God**, but I was jazzed about the rain and I was not jazzed about the storms.  Storms are not good when your husband is a WISP.  Storms are also not good when your garden is a community garden out in the middle of a big empty field.

We went to the garden today to see all our veggies happy and healthy... We were first welcomed by a knocked over tree by the park... then walking past the other's gardens we saw that all the sunflowers were knocked over... then we saw all the corn flattened... then we saw the beautiful cucumber fencing collapsed... what was out little garden going to look like?

The cilantro bushes were all knocked over
The bean bushes were flattened
The cucumber plant was sickly yellow
The tomato plants were flattened

I went ahead and harvested a ton.  I picked a big Ziploc bag of beans, a small mound of cherry tomatoes, and 4 cucumbers and 1 of Leslie's zucchini... oh, poor Leslie's zucchini!  She officially did get a squash worm borer and she actually went into the stalks and cut out the yucky things and killed them!  What a woman!  The poor plant looks like a goner but she has done everything right to bring it back to life!  Here's praying!

Our tomato plants have just mounds of green tomatoes on them!  I am hoping to fix all their fencing tomorrow morning.  I need tools and more fencing and rope to fix them.  The wind was so strong it pushed our cages in such a way that they are really bent and smashed into the dirt.  Definitely some work ahead of us for sure.

It reminded me of how earlier in the season poor G-Bob & Elaine had hail and it completely demolished their beautiful garden, Elaine said it never recovered.  I hope that is not the came with ours and all the other gardens out at the lot.  I will try and remember the camera tomorrow to show you the after effects from the photos I took a few weeks ago.

Here is one after shot I took though, not of bad, but good.  Our harvest today.  The big zucchini is one Leslie let me pick from her plant.  (Thanks Leslie!!)  The cucumbers are still a minimum 14" and our green beans are over 7."  Ezekiel also picked a carrot, just to see how they were doing.  Not done yet, but looking good for sure!  They are now so tall since the rains, the storm did no damage to them for sure!  OH!  And I did get 2 onions out!  Ezekiel picked them, he was so excited he couldn't wait any more on them either.

A day's harvest

*If you have ever watched IT Crowd, please insert Moss's voice there. 

**This too, is where I am glad I believe God when He says He will work all things for good.  Praise God that He can even work these storms for the business and for our garden for good!

Response to Garden Attempts by Novices - Take 24

  • leah your sister leah said on July 25, 2007 - 10:03 AM

    YES! I love the IT Crowd!!! The best (and grossest) is "Mom, you're making it go back in!"

  • Dana said on July 25, 2007 - 10:12 AM

    Oh My! I quote that one all the time too!! We are definitely sisters! I also always say Jen's "I lie" line with other things, like "I clean" or "I try" etc. Or else Jen's "Hiya!" There are also a lot of swear ones that are humorous too! What a great show!

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