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Still here

Not much to say…very busy with non gardening stuff!

The garden is still doing great, I have about 6 or 7 zucchini , 2 summer squash, a bazillion tomato flowers but still no fruit (what’s up with that?), the corn is waist high, the remaining taters are huge, one pea vine is at least 7-8 feet tall, I have twice as much parsley as before I dried the last batch (that was a pain in the ass to do, will be finding a dehydrator as soon as I have the funds – this being poor shit sucks)… lots of growth…I wish the tomatoes would FRUIT so I could do something with them before we move dammit.

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5 Responses to Still here

  1. OuterBanksMom July 11, 2008 at 11:56 am #

    Yeah, being poor basically sucks. 🙂 Where are you moving? If you say to some farmhouse with oodles of land I’m coming with! LOL!

  2. Amy July 11, 2008 at 3:55 pm #

    :lol I’d totally love to be able to say that. With an income around $600/month I think it’ll be more along the lines of a tiny trailer in a crappy trailer park or some other gawd awful thing. I should start a commune up in the hills with acres of gardens and a bunch of round houses made out of mud and bottles :lol

  3. Mick July 11, 2008 at 4:26 pm #

    Amy

    Try giving the tomato plants a shake each time you visit them. Sometimes in hot and sticky conditions the pollen sticks together and the plants have difficulty self pollinating.
    Do it at a cool time of day, say early morning for best results.
    Just a thought.

    Oh, and my wife has a book proposal doing the rounds of various publishers at the moment. Should any of them ever honour her with an acceptance……..

    ………she’ll need a Web Site and I mentioned your name.

  4. Mrs. Greenhands July 11, 2008 at 4:36 pm #

    I’m right there with you in the poor category. I found an easy way to dry my herbs. I spread newspaper in the back seat of my car, layer the herbs and then cover them with more newspaper. It gets so hot in the car that the herbs dry in a few hours. Plus, it makes the car smell good!

  5. Amy July 12, 2008 at 9:32 pm #

    How exciting Mick! I hope she gets accepted (not because of the possible job it might bring me, but because becoming published is SO COOL!) Good luck! And I’ve started shaking the tomatoes, thanks for the tip 🙂

    Mrs Greenhands, I will try that…probably tomorrow if I can find the time! The parsley is taking over and I can’t bring myself to just pull it up. I even have a couple rolls of blank news paper from a move. Thanks!

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