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Garden VII

Today marks the end of our Indian summer; today it snowed.  It has not yet reached freezing temperatures, though, so I’ve been harvesting the last of the garden vegetables.

The hybrid tomatoes wound up getting some kind of rot so they didn’t produce the way I was hoping.  The other tomatoes were all holey because of snails and slugs.  Towards the end I would bring tomatoes inside and then discover little slugs hanging out inside the holes.  Yuck and eww!  Maybe next year I will use some hippie natural bug deterrent.

The biggest lesson that I learned about gardening is to buy fully-formed plants and to plant them earlier.  The red-bell pepper above is one of two peppers to be produced by that plant.  It took so long for them to form the pepper that I could have gotten a lot more peppers out if I had planted a mere two weeks earlier.

2 Responses to “Garden VII”

  1. Meg says:

    Awww, sorry about the tomatoes and peppers. Hopefully next year will be better. I know some people use beer to keep slugs out… can’t remember how it works, though!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Yeah, people will surround the boxes with open beer containers. I read one blog from another person in SLC who was lamenting that not only did she have to go to the liquor store to buy beer in a state that looks down on alcohol consumption, but she was even more mortified to be buying cheep beer!