Monday, September 05, 2005
I'm Afraid To Go In The Garden...
Our Florida vegetable gardens begin early in February and peak early in the summer. They are generally done or declining by late June. After June heat, humidity, bugs, and plant diseases batter the garden plants unmercifully.
My "garden" consists of PVC outlined beds...about 10 feet by 5 feet as well as two 16 feet by 16 feet hog pens for our FFA fair pigs. The jungle in the photo is what happens when you surrender the garden to July's heat.
It's bug city in there since most of the plants are a volunteer heirloom orange cosmos that gets 6 feet high and reseeds like crazy.
If I am going to have a fall garden, I am going to have to grab the machete and wade in there like Jungle Jim...(that dates me).
Also in a few months, we will have two new piglets to raise for the livestock fair in March, so the pig pen/garden area will have to be dealt with.
It's just a little too hot here still to get excited about hacking and pulling this weedy jungle.
Posted by R.Powers at 11:34 AM