Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Garden Has Never Looked Worse

There is so much that needs to be tended to out in the garden it's making me crazy. I don't like a messy garden and if you could see mine up close and personal right now, you'd know why I'm cranky.

The only time I've spent out there for what seems like an eon is to harvest veggies and fruit and bring them inside for fresh eating or mostly processing.

No one has been deadheading flowers, staking up overgrown plants, replanting salad greens, pulling out spent pea vines, watering, controlling rampaging squash vines, or (Eeeeeeek!) weeding.

This bed is supposed to be replanted in salad greens. But what is growing here? Weeds, just WEEDS. Sigh.

The lawn could now qualify as a wild life prairie habitat and weed whipping will have to be accomplished with a controlled burn.

And on the inside housekeeping scene, did I mention I'm raising fruit flies in the kitchen for fun and profit?


The Apple Pie Gal said...

Thank you for making us feel human again...I love your weeds, I mean GARDEN! :)

Don't sweat it, remember you are now disabled so you can blame it all on the Hubs.

Erin said...

this all happened just in the day since you've been stung, right?....right? LOL! August gardens are an eyesore sometimes, plain and simple... I had to walk quite a while yesterday to only get those photos that looked GOOD on my blog! It's overgrown and nasty in late summer, but it's too early to rip out and deprive ourselves of the stuff it is still producing... whatcha' gonna' do?! Just sip a mint julep on the deck and watch hubby run and get lotion for your sting, right?!

Mama Pea said...

Apple Pie Gal - I aim to please. Just to make you feel good, I may refrain from any work in the garden for weeks now. ;o)

Erin - Yeah, why is it that when plants are producing most heavily, they look like h-e-double-stick?

Much as I'd like to, sitting on our deck has been way too hot and muggy . . . until late afternoon when it's in shade and then the mosquitoes come out. I guess I could sit there nekked except for head net and bug shirt. Omigod, whadda picture I just painted!!

Sue said...

Ah, the joys of August. This too shall pass! I am sooooo looking forward to a few pots of mums, enjoy some COOL weather. Yes, that would be very nice right now!

Leigh said...

I think it's just that time of year. The garden plants look scruffy anyway and the weeds take advantage of our needing to spend our gardening time picking and preserving.

Question, is that chicory I see growing in that last bed???

Claire said...

Here's to your genetics research with fruit flies in the kitchen! Just think, if nothing else, you'll get a big frost in a month or so and that will take care of a lot of it!

Mama Pea said...

Sue - I think the hotter, more humid than usual summer has done us all in!

Leigh - No, not chicory but just overgrown bachelor buttons that have taken to lying down.

Claire - I think I'm actually looking forward to the first frost this year. What's wrong with me??