Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Garden Tuesday - Why I Joined a CSA

Pitiful
Scarlet Runner Bean Crop

You know how crop is one of those words that can be singular or plural. You could point to a whole slew of corn and call it your corn crop. Well, in this case it's definitely singular. You are looking at my scarlet runner bean crop. My whole crop. It's not exactly a slew, now is it? To add insult to injury, what you can't see is that on the other side is a big huge hole where some ungrateful bug as chomped his way through my crop.

Slightly better than pitiful
1/5th of Tomatillo Crop

I faired only slightly better with my tomatillos. Five. Maybe enough to make a small portion of salsa.

I'll leave the veggie growing to others.

14 comments:

buffalodick said...

Basil. Lots of it. That's all we grew!

Kat said...

CSA is good. No weeding, or planting, just lots of good veggies.

La Table De Nana said...

Even my basil was eaten alive~

I totally get this post:)

shabby girl said...

Such high hopes, right?

lakeviewer said...

Yes, gardening/farming is not as easy at it looks. Don't give up, though. The thrill of seeing things grow nurtures our soul too.

Paula said...

Even the bugs laughed at my green pepper plants this year. It's like rolled their compound eyes at me as if to say, "Is this the BEST you can do, lady?" So insulting. :-)

Barbara said...

I'm still laughing at your post. Crop as in the singular. Too funny.
Not that it hasn't happened to all of us!

Marjie said...

Yeah, my hubby told me to do the same after the cursed blight killed all 200 plus of my tomatoes. *sigh*

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I didn't get much return on my investment either. Sigh.
I wish we had the CSA program here!

Pam said...

I don't try to garden because the same thing always happens to me. Even my basil doesn't make it.

Kim said...

I don't have a green thumb at all. I tried to grow basil and thyme and wasn't successful at either one. I think your cooking and photography skills more than make up for this year's crops!!

food with style said...

so you are good for the economy!

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

I love our CSA! And they even include recipes in the box of veggies. I can totally relate to your post.

Joanne said...

At least you have a good sense of humor about it! My dad bought some zucchini plants. They grew blossoms, he tied his hands behind his back so that he wouldn't pick the flowers and thus prevent the zucchini from growing (even though he really wanted to have them, fried, with some ricotta). The flowers fell off. And nothing happened. ::Sigh:: sometimes gardening is tough. CSAs are awesome though.