I have been experimenting with garden stuff that likes the red dirt. I’m finding out that potatoes like our dirt, squash seem to love it, bush beans, not so much, pole beans, yep, and black eyed peas love it. Okra does good and tomatoes, well, the jury is still out on them.
Cucumbers, I know if we find the right breed they’ll grow and I need to plant another batch of radishes because the first ones are all gone and they were good. I should have planted them two weeks ago, but see the title of this post. At least I’m learning a thing or two…
I tried cabbage and broccoli. Here’s those results:
I thought at first I was feeding the rabbits with my broccoli, but then saw Colorado potato bugs on my potatoes and realized they were getting my cabbage and broccoli and the squash besides the potatoes.
Then came the squash bugs. So now I’ll have to say I’m not an organic farmer or even an organic gardener because I went to the farm store and got the baddest chemicals I could to combat them. I became the g.i. Jane of gardening. I will fight for my few morsels of food. I figure I can wash my food pretty good and I don’t like sharing with bugs.
The rabbits… well, they provide exercise for the girls. They have fun chasing them and the rabbits think it’s fun, too, since they know the girls can’t catch them. They will tease them and then take off, schnauzers hot on the trail and low to the ground. Then when they get too far ahead the rabbits will stop… hop a hop or two back towards the girls to make sure they don’t lose interest and, once again the chase is on.
It takes so little to entertain this Gardner that is not a farmer but working on being a gardener and a better Gardner.