HA! What a perfect quote for today.
My vegetable garden has been VERY important to me the last few years. I love watching the plants grow and having fresh veggies to eat. There’s nothing like going out and grabbing some beans or a zucchini right off the stem and eating it for dinner.
I also blanch and freeze vegetables to have well after the season is over.
But this year? I just wasn’t feeling it. I think because the winter was SO EFFING MISERABLE that when it finally warmed up I just wanted to be outside doing exclusively fun things, not worrying about “work” – even enjoyable work.
So I reluctantly – and late – rototilled and made a half-assed effort of planting seeds. My flower gardens suffered as well.
And since then? I haven’t done a damn thing. And while on vacation I’ve been ignoring the garden, knowing that the weeds were taking it over. On Monday, I told Marc that I was dreading weeding the garden, but I didn’t want to just let it go to hell, either. He pointed out in Lowe’s a small rototiller attachment that attaches to our weed wacker. He said that this could make weeding a little easier.
Today I resolutely went outside and started in utter dismay. My neglect was in full display. It looked like a fenced in grassy area. FUUUCCCCKKKK!
But Marc attached the new rototiller attachment and I went to work. 5 HOURS LATER I could barely hold on to the weed wacker my arms were so tired and the garden was only about 70% done.
It’ll have to be good enough. It just shows what a good dose of neglect will get you.
We’ll still have some veggies, although some were choked out by the weeds, so I consider this year’s garden pretty much a failure.
Kinda defines my year this year!!