Tuesday, April 16, 2013
This week's blog topic for A&I BSG Challenge, Week 3: "Do you plant a veggie garden? If so what do you plant?"
Nope, no planting of any vegetables. When we first moved to the high desert, I had concerns about the ground squirrels so we planted in above ground boxes with screen on the bottoms of the boxes. The soil wasn't very good so we mixed in other stuff to make it better. I was very happy with the planting and with seeing the plants starting to grow. Well, I should have been more worried about the grasshoppers. I remember the morning I went out and the 'hoppers had eaten my bean shoots right down to the dirt! As newbies there we knew about them, but had no idea as to the VOLUME. That was a banner year for grasshoppers and it pretty much took the wind out of my gardening sails. Even our chickens would get tired of eating grasshoppers. I would have been happy to plant some for them if they would have left some for us, but they are not very good sharers. Oh well, another been there, done that story. I do envy people who have the green thumb for gardening though.