I'm sure you must be wondering about the success I am having in my garden. I'm beginning to think I may not be a great farmer. (hmmm, what was my first clue?)
Here are a few photos from my garden. Have you ever seen such sorry looking tomatoes? Even so, they are still producing tomatoes, which is the main reason to grow tomatoes.
One morning I came out to take a look, and this is what I found:
Yep. Every. Single. Solitary. Leaf, had been eaten off of one, and only one, plant. Whatever did this, only preferred the leaves. It nibbled on the tomatoes, but left them half eaten. Must've gotten full on the leaves. Isn't that weird??
My brussel sprouts are still sproutless. Sigh. But, I'm not giving up, dagnabbit!
There is one lovely red pepper!
My mystery plant/artichoke imposter is thriving. It is now taller than the house. Turns out, it is, in fact, an artichoke, technically. It's a Jerusalem Artichoke aka sunflower artichoke. Supposedly, the tubers can be eaten, but they don't sound too appetizing. "Their flavor is somewhat sooty when cooked and not agreeable to everyone but they are very nutritious, and boiled in milk form an excellent accompaniment to roast beef." ehhh, no thanks. (Botanical.com)
Even though we still go to the produce auction to get veggies to can (wait until I tell you about that experience!), I still like having my little garden to walk about, harvesting the veggies I grew:
In other news, I am happy to report that my avocado plant did indeed survive the decapitation. However, the leaves are growing back much smaller than originally.
I don't want to leave you with ugly pictures of my garden, so here are a few pictures of my flowers.