Dearest David, Emily and Graham...
Since you all worked so hard on the Cornwell family garden plot, I thought the least I could do was give you a little update on the fruits of your labors, so to speak.
Bad news first...we've had a badger invasion. No, none of my family has been to visit, I'm talking real badgers. Those wide-assed little critters ate all of the beautifully growing lettuce...except two.
In addition, our lettuce-gorging friends dug up all the zucs. They weren't destroyed, just moved about a bit. This morning I got them back in place and they seem to be happy again.
While I was doing this (and building the tomato trellises) neighbor Franco stopped by to see how our gardens grows. He brought with him the good news that I have to share...
Remember that cucumber plant that we so carefully planted by the wall so that it could climb?
And speaking of melons, remember those melons we so carefully planted by the short fence so they could wind around it?
And speaking of the peppers, Franco taught me today how to take the tops off the plants so that more BROCCOLI will grow.
Maybe you're wondering if I'm going to be lacking cucumbers since the one cuc we thought we had was really a melon....well, don't you guys worry your pretty little heads! Remember the zucs?
However, until Franco told me they were cucumber plants I was thinking it was just a funny looking zuc.
The watermelons? They are still watermelons.
So, all and all everything is happy and healthy and not at all where we thought we put it.
Do you guys want to come back for the harvest?
yours forever, with green thumbs,