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Monday, October 01, 2012

Lest you think I'm a garden expert...

Here are a few mysteries I still haven't figured out about my garden.


Yes, this is corn. You might have seen that I have a few rows in my last post. However... I have no idea when the corn is ready. Last year I grew corn, but by the time I picked it, the squirrels had eaten most of it. I have corn again, and I have no idea what to do with it. Maybe I should stop growing corn. Except if I did that, my little princess would be upset. *sigh*




And for exhibit B, we have cauliflower. Last year, I grew it next to broccoli, and then I read that you shouldn't grow them near each other. Needless to say, it didn't turn out well last year.

So this year, I grew them on opposite sides of the yard. And this is what my cauliflower looks like. I'm guessing that the purple means it's not ready yet? Hopefully it'll turn out, but I'm thinking I may have done something wrong again. *sigh*


I think what I love about working in my garden is that it's a lot of trial and error. Even though I am disappointed when my projects fail (like the cauliflower, one of my fave veggies), it's always interesting to see what I learn at the end of every season. Maybe one day I'll be a master gardener, and I'll have a super fabulous garden. And maybe it'll always be organized chaos. I do hope, that as you look at my garden pics and think that you'd like a garden of your own someday, that you give it a shot! Don't worry about being perfect or knowing what you're doing. Mine isn't perfect, but we still get a lot of enjoyment out of it.



Georgiana Daniels said...

It seems like a lot to learn! Like what is ok to plant next to what. It really is a labor of love.

DanicaFavorite said...

SO true!!! And it's a fun excuse for getting dirty with your kids. :)