Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Wherefore, oh veggies?
I see a month ago I had my fall veggies planted and some sprouted. Why is it that nothing grew? Beets especially need to be in the ground 12 weeks before first frost. I did that. Either none came up, or they did, only to be eaten or killed by the heat. I have resown this week, but who knows if anything will come of it? Is it worth it? I am not sure. I bought a pack of cucumbers and got several quite long ones, Japanese this year, but the vines shriveled while I was gone so that season is over. So, say $2.49 for a six pack of cucumber plants and I got three or four cucumbers. At the farmer's market they are about a dollar each, so yeah, maybe it was worth it, in that sense. But why oh why can't I grow veggies?