Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Finally, a garden success



In the spring, with optimism I planted rows and rows of vegetables. And they all died off. First the kale, then the carrots, the tomatoes, the corn, the squash, the strawberries, and the cucumbers. I was attacked by spider mites, snails, squash vine borers, aphids, and drought. I watered, sprayed with garlic juice and neem oil, and set up beer traps. Nothing seemed to work. So I gave up and let the weeds and bugs grow.

Until yesterday, when I discovered an eggplant! Not just one eggplant, but several. I'm going to have a harvest after all!

9 comments:

Jeni Treehugger said...

HURRAH!
And what beauties they are too.
:)

Barbara said...

Congratulations! I am such a dork when it comes to gardening. Does the eggplant change color as it matures or is that a special type of eggplant?

mollyjade said...

They're white Japanese eggplants. So that's the color they'll be, and this one is pretty much full grown.

Krys said...

Lovely eggplant. We planted a Fall garden with about 8 different types of veggies. So far the only successful ones have been the spinach, lettuce and tomatoes. Thanks to the crazy rain. I think the other veggie seeds crapped out.

Evelyn said...

Yay! As I said in a previous post, I've had much more luck with herbs than veggies, so you might try those.

mollyjade said...

I actually have a huge basil plant, but I managed to kill thyme (ha!) and sage.

lazysmurf said...

This summer was the WORST for growing anything. All of my vegetables died, my herbs did OK. Now all my cacti are drowning! That is a beautiful eggplant! Also, my cuban oregano & chives both seem to grow the best. And the Kaffir Lime tree so you might want to try some of those.

thinkoutsidethecage said...

YEA we grow! eggplant, wow! i just lost my basil and thyme :( but i have 3 nice jalapeno peppers and a banana pepper looking tasty!

mollyjade said...

Lazysmurf, we're actually looking at small fruit trees to grow at the new house. I'll have to add kafir lime to the list since it grows well here.