17 Aug 2012 No Comments
After a long summer of vacay and summer rain, Tami’s garden has survived, albeit her tomatoes and compost have succumbed to neglect. What can she say? She’s busy. It’s hot. You get my drift. It was a valiant first effort that will blossom anew this fall, with more tolerable temps and a fresh new attitude. But not all is lost. Her green peppers look great.
Turning to red as they mature. While it doesn’t look as pretty, it will taste sweet and delicious.
Don’t even ask about mine. Talk about succumb! I’m not sure who was harder on them—me, or Mother Nature. But we won’t go there. We’re talking about Tami’s garden at the moment. The basil is blooming up a storm. Needs pinched, but it’s still producing, still thriving.
Her aloe is gorgeous and full and the perfect remedy for an oven burn. Slice off a piece of one thick, juicy leaf and smear the oozing liquid over the burn and voíla! No scar, quick healing. Careful: the stuff is stinky and it will stain. So take care when using.
The blueberry looks lost but not forgotten (entirely). A little weed pulling and this baby is back in action!
Now for all you tomato lovers, take note: this is what hornworms can do to your plants. In a matter of hours.
Yep. It’s ugly—and the main reason you want to make daily visits to your garden, for the sake of vigilance. Beyond the garden is the compost pile.
Or two. The overgrown pile in the foreground can easily be remedied with a weed whacker and transferred/mixed in to the second pile. No big deal, giving the dirt time to “ferment” and turn rich and organic. I do love nature when it proves low maintenance, don’t you?
Now, for my next project…. Who will it be?