melissajm: Cover for Between Worlds, by Melissa Mead, from Double Dragon Publishing (Default)
Well, I finally got around to clearing out the mass of rampant chives, gone-to-seed radishes and Creeping Charlie from my garden. Foolishly, I picked our first 90+ degree day to do it. I got 2 surprises.

The ugly: Blood meal, while it keeps rabbits away wonderfully, also liquefies into a putrid tarry substance, quite alarming to the gardener who's not expecting to find it on her hands.

The good: A single straggly pea plant buried in the foliage, with 3 pods of delicious peas. Also some brave baby carrots struggling up from under the greenery. I've never had luck with root crops (hence the dud radishes), but we'll see...

(3 pea pods is a harvest for me. My garden is smaller than my computer desk.)
melissajm: Cover for Between Worlds, by Melissa Mead, from Double Dragon Publishing (Default)
I FINALLY got my garden in. It has yellow bush beans, peas (edible pod and not), half-long carrots and both red and black radishes. Oh, and the chives are running wild, as usual.

All sown by the world's most inept gardener, in a space about the size of a filing cabinet.

We'll see if anything edible turns out.

I also have lavender, mint and a pot of garlic chives that come back every year without any help (or hindrance) from me.

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