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The fruits of my labor: gardening part III

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

First, an update. I haven't been around much. Lurking on peoples blogs, not much to say. I stopped caring a bit. I've been in a plateau since July. Frustrating. The last 2 weeks were rough. Not much exercise and not much calorie counting. My boyfriend's dad was visiting. Whenever someone visits, we go out more, and it gets tough to stay on track. We did go hiking with him twice, at least. I missed a weigh-in. I use the wii-fit and didn't want to do it in front of his dad but also didn't want to ask him to leave the room. I weighed myself Saturday, and luckily I didn't gain weight. Didn't loose also. Blah. This week I am slowly climbing back on track. I did some strength training last night and am going to the pool today. It's tough since my bf is been not able to do much. First the elbow surgery, and then he had another surgery last week. No exercise for 2 weeks for him. I miss my partner!

Anyway, I planted a garden when I first moved out to Fort Collins from some seeds my sister gave me. Now, I've never planted anything on my own and have no idea what grows well in Colorado. I stuck a bunch of seeds in the ground. I also forgot to label, so it turned into a mystery garden.

First of all. even though I read the seed directions, I found I made some mistakes. Some of these plants are gimongous!!! The zuchini and squash plants (despite following the guide) grew crazy big. They not only killed the plants nearby, but also grew like 10 feet out into the lawn! The leaves were as large as my boyfriend's head. You can't really tell the largeness, but here's a photo:

I got some strawberries. They were delicious! Also, we seem to have wild strawberries growing along the house too.

We also have zucchini, crazy ukranian squash, cherry tomatoes, and turnips.

All in all, my first try is pretty good. I need to be better about watering daily. I may or may not have killed 90% of my mint plant...

My roses finally came back from near death and bloomed.

I think I will only be getting more zucchini, squash, and tomatoes. Can't wait until next year!
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