Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Dirt

I got caught up in my garden this morning.
I mean, I didn't have time for it - that's for sure.
My back is barking at me for bending over so long.
My nail beds are caked with black dirt.

And it was wonderful.

There isn't much going on in my garden right now. I haven't had time to invest in it since I started school. I have some fall tomatoes going because I'm dying to see if they work better than the spring ones. I also have sweet potatoes everywhere - everywhere - and one surviving bell pepper plant. The peppers are purple. I love them. The sweet potatoes didn't have a stellar season this year. I kept the vines under control, but they were simply overrun with weeds. That's hard to do to sweet potatoes because they grow like weeds here in the south, so I'm chalking it up to the hot, dry summer we had. Nonetheless, there are definitely little orange taters poking their heads up out of the sand. Suddenly, I'm very excited to see just how many there are down there! I'll pull them up in a couple of weeks, just in time to serve some on Thanksgiving. I tried several experiments to see which growing method works best for me, and I can't wait to see the results.

I can't wait!


Pengiknits said...

Oh how I wish we could have a garden.

Mary said...

Sounds perfect. I love dirt.

Amy Button said...

I'm so happy that you got to work in the garden. And I can't wait to see what you cook up with them taters!