June 28, 2010
A pathetic excuse for farming, I'd say, but at least we've gotten a few things from the square foot garden Lani and I've planted for several years now. Like two tomatoes, a pot of green beans, two zucchinis, a pepper or two, and one strawberry. There is more on the vines, but not enough to get excited.
It's not that we're not getting blossoms. We get bouquets of blossoms. Those blossoms don't bear fruit for some reason. Blossom end rot? Ants? Not enough moisture? I don't know. We not getting liftoff though, for some reason.
But the couple of squash that did make certainly were good in two loaves of homemade bread we made last night. And the tomatoes were eaten like apples by a couple of visiting kids, so they must have been tasty. Can't figure out what's causing the poor production, though, and am at the point of planting flowers there next year, and just supporting the local farms' harvest through the farmer's markets. At this time of the year, chances are the vegetables and fruits were picked locally within the past 24 hours, and isn't freshness the point of a home garden anyway?