Planting gardens… joyous occasions. All the people get together, hoe up the dirt and worms, throw in a few dried up crispy things, cover them up with more dirt, and then water them once a year (or twice). Easy, right? Apparently, not at my place. We (okay fine… not really me) plant a garden every year… and every year we get a mish mosh of nothing growing from said plants. I think it’s the space aliens infiltrating my noggin space who are jinxing it. Or… and this is a less crazy explanation… with all the trees we don’t have enough sun in the yard!
This here picture was taken at the peak of harvesting season… as you can see reign in the plants!!!!!!! Who wants some leaves? Shred ’em up, throw ’em in a salad and no one will be the wiser… except for me… expert taste bud tester over here.
We did plant a small planter with a strawberry plant and it’s still yielding like crazy! Okay, fine… like a total of 10 strawberries all summer, but it’s the thought that counts. I haven’t eaten one but I hear they taste just like strawberries!
Since the trees have taken over the sunshine… we go steal the neighbors’ produce… and by neighbors I mean people who live blocks away but in the same city. Wut up, awesome neighbors!? I do pay for it, so it’s technically not stealing, but it’s awful nice of them to share of their bounty since our bounty shriveled up like a grape in a sauna. I’m sure some of you readers know which neighbor I’m talking about. I also steal grape tomaters from my cuzzins, Angie and Ryan. Thanks for hooking me up with my crack, you guys! 😛
I buy apples from them like it’s all-you-can-eat cake night at the Bingo club! They have a different apple flavor every week and I have to try them all!
My favorite so far is an apple called Sweet 16… it has an unusual appley flavor with a hint of cherry in there.
Crispy and sweet are my two apple requirements. That’s why I can’t eat Macintosh apples or apples that have been sitting in the grocery store softening up for half a millenium. Such is the life of an apple connoisseur.
Question of the Day: Do you plant a garden? What vegetables/fruits do you plant?