Attention all gardeners or anyone wanting to grow their own veggies: the church up the block from us has plots available. First dibs is for church members but I doubt they'll be many so if you want a plot, let me know and I can give you Jerry's (the man in charge) contact info. He is presently attempting to work out a better watering system. I'm considering growing flowers for cutting as I was not a tremendous whiz with tomatoes. The soil has some type of inborn blight so you might do best to buy a truck load of good stuff and replace your soil, if you are a really serious grower. Even if you aren't and just want a tranquil place to come visit, the garden is fun to see, if enough growers are growing.
Fred says there's bound to be a way to kill off the blight in the soil that's already there but I don't know. Jerry, grower extraordinaire, says he just deals with it but then he started with great stuff in the beginning when he replaced all his crummy original soil. A lot of the plots are overgrown and need weeding but that's nothing that a few hours and a lot of Advil won't fix. Just sayin'.
Since our ginormous Aloe Vera plant accidentally got the deep freeze treatment after being left out, I gave it a haircut the other day. I had put it off thinking the leaves would eventually dry out and drop off but when that was taking longer than I wanted and it was grossing me out, I did surgery on it. I amputated all the old squishy, nasty, rot smelling leaves and I'm glad I did. The problem? They are right where I left them. They are so gross I don't wanna pick them up... they're all drippy, smelly, and gross. Maybe I can talk Fred into doing it??? Nah. Probably not. Guess I better go get busy. Barf.
Happy weekend to All!