Thursday, August 7, 2008
Starting out in the evening.
I went out to the garden this evening and sat for a while, glass of wine in hand. (I lathered up first with the mosquito repellent.) It's been a long time since I've paid any attention to the garden, and it shows. I went first to check on the crops, which are so-so. The tomatoes seem to be coming along, and in about a week we'll be busting out in ripeness. Everything else, though...I dunno. Maybe I'll harvest some squash and peppers, maybe not. I think I didn't monitor the water closely enough this year, and they just didn't get enough. I had some trouble getting the drip irrigation to work.
After I checked on the food crops, I set up the little sprinkler and watered down one of the ornamental beds, mainly to prep it for weeding. There's a lot of elm and pecan seedlings, woolly mullein, pokeberry, crab grass, etc. A little attention will make quick work of it tomorrow morning.
I don't know why I've been neglecting the garden. It takes so little to encourage things to grow and keep it neat, and I have always loved doing so. I think it has something to do with dealing with my parents health the past couple of years, but I don't know exactly what. A garden is about life, and trusting the future, and eternity, and I guess I haven't been in that place lately.
Anyway, I don't really know where this is going, but I think it's time to find out.