Jun 272012

Nothing really new to tell from the Northwoods.

Unless you want me to go on and on about my gardens (which I don’t think you would).

Well, since you insist, they are doing quite well thankyouverymuch.  Except for the blight on the tomato plants that’s pissing me off royally.  You spend all that time growing the little buggers from seed, and when you take them out into the real world crap attacks them!

I mean, they had a nice environmentally stable greenhouse where they received the right amount of water, sun and warmth.  Grow them big and strong and then gently plant them in their new home and reality hits, which this year was an early Spring (YAY) followed by nice temperature to heat their little root systems (which helps them grow nice and strong) and then BAM!  Hit them with unending amounts of rain that do not give them enough time to dry out which in turn causes the stupid fungus that is chipping away at them every so slowly and painfully.



So I mixed together an organic spray that I’m hoping (crosses fingers and toes and walks funny) will be their salvation.  If not, well, I guess I’m gonna have to make a deal with the manager at the farm for a butt ton of tomatoes that I can can.  (Can can….get it?… hehehe…)  Ahem, sorry.

In other garden news, everything else seems to be doing fantabuloso.  I canned my first pint of pickles over the weekend (in a normal season that would happen in August).  Wowzers.

Oh, and I think the toad is AWOL.  Haven’t seen hide nor hair of him for a few days.

Gonna miss the little guy.  Yeah, yeah, I know, I was gonna evict him, but he kinda grew on me.  Kept me company when I was weeding.

Now I’m left with the garden gnome but he’s not really much of a conversationalist.


  6 Responses to “I Ain’t Got Nothin’”

Comments (6)
  1. I think I need to look for a gnome family to keep him company. Think Erik can find anything for my collection? LOL!

  2. So sorry for your ‘maters Mama! Fingers AND toes crossed for the spray. 🙂 That’s okay, you don’t want no toad, you want a cute lil froggy like what we had hanging on our screen door the other night 🙂

  3. Maybe I’ll put up a “For Rent” sign for amphibians 🙂

  4. oh noooooo. Stupid fungus.
    I had gorgeous basil last summer that did so well. As soon as I started bragging about it, it got black spots all over it and I threw it away.

  5. Yeah, my basil is taking a beating this year also. Hoping it might surprise me though!

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