Remember how I said that I would always keep this real? That you’d see the “real” me? Well, this is as real as it gets. I cannot grow spaghetti squash to save my life. Last year, I killed one plant (in a garden with automatic sprinklers, that takes some real skill). I bought a new starter and got some beautiful flowers, but no squash. See?
Recognize that picture? It’s the picture in my blog header. Beautiful flowers. No Squash. Not one. The plant was huge, too! It took over a large part of my garden. Not sure what I did wrong, so I decided to try again this year. I planted a starter.
It didn’t look like it was doing too well a week and a half ago.
Yesterday, it looked like this.
Dead, gone, nothing! Maybe you experienced gardeners can give me some tips. Or maybe I will recognize that I am not meant to grow spaghetti squash in my southern California backyard.
My eggplant plant is not doing very well. I have rabbits running rampant through my neighborhood at night, and, apparently, they really love eggplant leaves. Just look at my sorry little plant.
I put a tomato cage around it with some plastic “mesh” to protect my plant. Hopefully it’s not too far gone and will come back.
My other plants are doing just fine. The tomato plants are growing and flowering.
My zucchini squash plant is thriving. Hopefully I’ll get some zucchini from it this year.
My onions are doing wonderfully!
My three, sweet pepper plants from last year survived the winter. My lovely friend, Jennette, (our April giveaway sponsor and gardener extraordinaire) told me I could trim off the dead parts, and they should grow peppers this year, too. Score one for me! Not that I did anything to deserve it, but I’ll take it.
I planted broccoli from seed last year, but it didn’t grow very much. I think I planted it too late last year. This year, however, it has started to grow a lot! See?
So, like most things in life, I have some successes and some failures. Not too bad overall. I’m learning. Slowly, but I am learning.