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09 August 2009 @ 02:29 pm
 
I weeded my vegetable and herb gardens today; they were both in dire need of it. Truth be told, tending to the former was rather moot. Everything, save for the hot peppers, is dying. My zucchini was once again plagued with powdery mildew and, while I tried to treat it, I don't think I caught it early enough. My tomatoes, which had been doing well, started going yellow from the base of the plant up. My cucumbers are producing tiny, misshapen specimens.

I don't know if it's all the rain we've had or if my soil is just crap. Since I've coaxed growth in that same spot for the past two years (albeit with varying success), I don't think that's it. Still, I'll test it and see what can be done. It's also possible the plot just doesn't get enough sun. The two tomato plants I have in containers on the much sunnier patio are lush and lovely.

Adding to my woe, I opened the shed door that I might get my long-handled cultivator only to find three cave crickets the size of beagles clinging to the door. As one, they turned toward me. The smallest sprang forward, landing not a foot away from me. I screamed the very girliest of screams and ran away.

Heck with that. Don can close the shed door when he gets home tonight.
 
 
 
destinyrose10: back off hpdestinyrose10 on August 11th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
My mom is having the same problem. Her patio tomatoes are doing great but the ones in the garden are rotting before they even get ripe. It's sad because she usually has great veggies. Her peppers didn't even grow either.
Kel: weary MM and Dubbieladyjoust on August 11th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
I wonder if it's because the container plants can actually get some drainage, while those in the plot are out of luck when the ground becomes hyper-saturated.

Whatever the case, it's good to know that I'm not alone in this. Makes me feel marginally less inept.


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