Wednesday, May 12, 2010

*magical fruit*

beans, originally uploaded by neverfeltbetter.
and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.-anais nin

in this case, it's pole beans. i don't know why they are so squiggly, but i think they are going to straighten out. i have a place in the second garden bed for these with a trellis for them to climb and i am feeling pretty good about them. i also have corn started from seed--but for those and the sunflowers i need to till up some hard-as hell clay by the fence and fix the soil. perhaps this weekend? perhaps. it's supposed to be gorgeous and hot for both days.

last night i was like a crazy person with a flashlight out in my garden at two different times trying to catch the slugs and snails in the act of trying to eat my cantaloupe. i found a few--unceremoniously tossed them in the yard to go eat something else--just not my vegetable garden. i have been doing lots of coffee grinds and i got some bark/mulch to bar them out from around the plants but i read yesterday that they do not like ginger so i plan to get some fresh and dried to see how that works. i don't want to kill the little buggers, just ward them off my bounty! i have worked too hard on this little garden, it's my zen.

have a wonderful weds! friday is somewhat of a personal D-day for me, hopefully i will have wonderful news to report on a personal front. here's to hoping!