Wednesday, May 31, 2006

I am in the midst of a gardening disaster. Remember how just a mere four days ago I was showing pictures of my potatoes and calling them "healthy" and "lucious"? Not only that, I was down there on Sunday (only two days ago) and they looked perfectly fine. Today I went to check on everything, and somehow in the last 36 hours, my potatoes and green beans have managed to become mostly dead. According to Miracle Max, there is a big difference between mostly dead and all dead, but I'm pretty sure there is no hope for these guys. Every single plant is now filled with wilted brown leaves, and some of the plants have collapsed and are on their way to becoming compost. Those would be the potatoes in the picture on the left and the beans on the right. What on earth could I have done to cause this? I watered them, I did my best to keep them weed-free, I loved them, what more is there? I might as well just hang up my gardening gloves for good. Strangely, the tomatoes and spinach still look great. (Well, as great as the spinach ever looked.)

Emma and I swam in her pool today. There wasn't much swimming going on, due to lack of space, but we still had fun. I want to get a pool like this one, but Steve is reluctant because he's worried about killing the grass. I think his exact words were, "There is no way. Ever." We'll see about that, I suppose.

Tonight we got bought some really good coffee at World Market. We wanted to try it out, so I went ahead and brewed some. I only had one cup, because I was worried about it keeping me awake. When I was younger, caffeine had no effect on me. A few years ago, my brother and I had a bunch of time to waste at a hospital, and, to prove my amazing caffeine tolerance, I promised him I would drink ten cups of coffee in thirty minutes. I did and, to his amazement, was completely unfazed. Apparently I have lost that completely useless skill, because I'm practically bouncing off the walls now. This is unfortunate because it's almost 1:00 now and we're getting up early tomorrow to go pick strawberries. At least I'll have good coffee to drink in the morning!

4 comments:

David said...

Just give your plants a miracle pill with some chocolate coating.

HeyJulieMama said...

Why do I have a feeling we are going to be late strawberry picking tomorrow? Um. I mean today. Ack!

intensity_too said...

If it makes you feel any better our bean and potato plants are starting to look a lot like yours. I wish I knew what was going on. It is so frustrating!

grandma said...

I wish I could help you with wise words, but I don't know what could have happened to your plants. Did you check bugs, both potatoes and beans have bugs that love them? Could it have been a rabbit? They particularly love beans plants. Aren't you glad you are not a farmer who has to depend on crops to live?