Friday, July 16, 2010

Day 16 - Setbacks and Pitfalls - Chapter 2

The veggie garden is thriving. I will post some photos soon as to where the whole garden is right now...just have not had the time the past few mornings (the best time for photos).

Today's pitfall is "the bitter cucumber". I have fallen prey to this dreaded malody. A friend asked how I avoid this and I have figured it out...water!! Very simple fix to a problem of getting beautiful looking, awful tasting cukes. These are heat-loving plants...but they also do not like to be deprived of their live-giving water. If you try to be a water scrooge in the cucumber plot, you might as well not even plant them. Other plants can handle a drought and some might even thrive on it...but don't save your water with the cukes.

Harvested today:
1) one lone beet ($0.50)
2) our first peach ($1.00)

Total Harvested (Year-to-Date): $56.00
Expenses (Year-to-Date): $6.00

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