A couple of weeks ago, after being inspired by all you green-thumbed gardeners, I planted a vegetable and fruit garden. I was so excited and full of anticipation as I dreamed about all the wonderful and healthy dinners I would feed my family.
I planted tomatoes, strawberries, jalapenos, cucumbers, zucchini, and squash. Then, I bordered my garden with flowers for aesthetic purposes.
Within days, the critters in my neighborhood dug up some of the flowers. I suspect it is those darn squirrels who were warbling at me as I was slaving over my sweet garden.
Then we were hit with a deluge of rain leaving my garden in a huge puddle of water...no need to hose them down.
After all my nurturing, I am down to tomatoes, jalapenos, and some pretty anemic looking strawberries. The only plants that are really looking healthy are the tomatoes I have planted in a Topsy Turvy.
Next year, if I plant a garden...and that is a big IF at this point, I am planting everything in Topsy Turvies.
I have a rock garden.
Last week three of them died.
~ Richard Diran
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