Not Exactly a Success

Now that it’s October, we are starting to get quite a bit of produce, ah such weird weather here. Anyway, we were able to grow a nice pot of spring onions, which I love. They were quick and easy to grow and we will definitely grow them again. Our three kind of pathetic looking tomato plants are really starting to produce. We are collecting large handfuls almost every day, and the orange ones are my favourite. There are two cantaloupes on our plant. This is the first to ripen, it looks great, it smells divine, though I wouldn’t exactly call it a success…. just look how big it is, and I have small hands. We haven’t cut into it yet, probably for snack today, though I’m not sure it could qualify as a snack for six of us, ha ha. This week has been crazy and busy. All four of the kids have come down with combinations of cold/flu/and pinkeye. No two children have the same symptoms and we got the babe’s pinkeye cleared up before anybody else picked it up, a minor miracle as it’s so catchy. I think it’s safe to say that everyone is on the mend, so we are off to the mountains for the weekend, to take a quick relaxing, restorative break. What are you all up to this weekend?

food, gardening, green • Friday, October 1st, 2010 • 6 Comments »
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6 Responses to “Not Exactly a Success”

  1. kristina says:

    Hope everyone is completely recovered soon. So impressed with your produce! K x

  2. What fantastic looking tomatoes. We will be being lazy, which I was happy with, till I realised someone else could go to the mountains.

  3. Rattling On says:

    Your blog title sums up my own gardening year! Our weather has been awful, just shows how we depend on it.
    If I were you, though, I’d be very proud to have grown a melon, whatever the size. Dawn.

  4. Your photo of the melon reminded my of my photo of Malcolm’s grapes …… but at least your melon will be edible, which the grapes aren’t. Hope your invalids have all recovered (although I have to admit I have no idea what pinkeye is!!)

  5. Mountain air must be good for clearing bugs! Hope you are all better:)

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