Wednesday, 10 August 2011

weeding & pulling

This morning Daniel and I decided to spend some time caring for our garden.  It's been raining quite a bit the past couple of days, so the soil was moist and weeds were easily removed.  It was a bit of a sad morning in our garden today as we had to pull the remaining lettuce that had gone bitter and face the seven tiny red peppers that had turned rotten.  We have also noticed that a few tomatoes are rotting from the bottom while still on the plant.  We have no idea what this could be.  The tomatoes aren't touching the ground, and look completely fine except for the bottom part.  It's a mystery to us.

We also cleaned up our zucchini plants, which are growing into our potato plants.  We had to pull a few of them, to give the others room to blossom.  I was feeling a little worried about the progress of our zucchini plants, but they are still flowering, so maybe they just need more time and my patience.    

After all of the weeding and pulling and re-organizing, we made a pleasant discovery - a huge zucchini that was just waiting to be picked.  

So, I'm thinking now, that maybe I shouldn't feel sad about the lettuce and the rotten tiny red peppers, but instead, enjoy the zucchini that grew for us and accept the fatalities of the garden and learn for next season.   

a hot pepper with tomatoes growing in the background 
(also, my camera string, but I like the photo anyways!)

some of our tomatoes are starting to rot from the bottom... any ideas?

this photo is a bit misleading, I'm certainly not happy about composting 
our remaining lettuce, but smiling felt better than frowning

what's left of our lettuce crop. We couldn't pull ALL of it.

our bright discovery this morning 
if you look closely, you can see a tiny red bug making it's way down the stem

zucchini plants gone wild

beautiful zucchini flower

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