Thursday, June 20, 2013
Perhaps I painted too gloomy a picture yesterday when I described the woes of home gardening, particularly when the pests have started to gain the upper hand, namely spider mites that are sucking the life out of my gorgeous tomatoes.
I should confess that my garden philosophy follows that of a wise woman who once told me to plant enough for me and the neighbors AND the bugs... and so I usually plant more than I will ever need, even when the pests get bad.
And even though the spider mites are gaining on me, there are plenty of tomatoes, perhaps not always beautifully perfect, but irresistibly tasty none the less.
I'll try to take a photo tomorrow.
And even if all the plants were to die tonight, I would still have had a successful season, maybe not a DREAM season, but
Hey! The wonder of getting ANYTHING edible never gets old... and to harvest really delicious produce is a joy forever!
Saluting home gardeners, usually the most optimistic people in the world!