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Friday, August 21, 2015

The Garden

I just wanted to share with you a picture of my husband's pride and joy, the garden.

Fuck you, Pinterest. This garden actually works!

Looks can be deceiving, as what at first glance resembles a weedy patch of plant matter has yielded actual fresh, healthy food! In this garden, we have aloe vera (left), onions, basil (behind the pot), rosemary and thyme (between the basil and tomato plant), tomatoes (what's climbed up the fence), and yerba buena (Mexican herb similar to spearmint, right in front of the tomato plants). My husband keeps the garden watered by directing the hose into that pot (which doubles as a water dish for the kitties) and has it set to drip out of the pot and into the soil.

The recent heavy rains have caused an explosion in the amount of Bermuda Grass that's taken over our yard. My husband does his best to keep it from growing in the garden as much as possible by cutting and pulling out what he can. The recent heavy rains also caused one of the tomato plants to die by way of root rot. We're working to save the remaining plant by giving it some Miracle-Gro and cutting back on the amount of water it receives.

Come fall, though, we're gonna have some bodacious spaghetti sauce. With a bit of care, tomatoes and basil grow very well out here in spite of the caliche soil. I do hope that other tomato plant survives, cuz our tomatoes taste so much better than the stuff from the store.

We'll just have to wait and see

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