ZucchiniMy Dad always says that education is expensive. In this case, the poor garden is bearing the "expense" of my gardening "education". After two weeks of watering by hand and nothing growing- except two of our 6 raspberries, a couple of zucchini sprouts, and, so far, all of the strawberry plants, it gently rained all weekend. We've had zucchini sprout, live, and produce edible food before. I've been told that it's almost impossible to not be able to grow zucchini, so I'm not sure how good a gardener gauge that is. I think I was kindly being taught by the Master Gardener that I wasn't watering enough. The ground was certainly soggier than it had previously been, at any rate. We now suddenly have 8 zucchini plants, 48 corn plants, a new plant that I think is a weed masquerading as a cantaloupe plant, and lots of baby grass and weed sprouts to add to our plant total.
On Monday, Greg very kindly fixed the sprinkler head that was shooting a fountain into the air. The automatic sprinklers apparently do a much better watering job than the manual (me). We'll see if any of the rest of the seeds have survived my education. I'm hoping at least a few tomatoes grow, but if all we get is 48 corn plants that actually grow and produce edible corn, we'll have far surpassed any previous records- which up to this point is 0 corn plants that produce edible corn. So, at least the corn plants seem to be benefiting from the expense paid by the seeds in our previous attempts as well as the mercy of the Master Gardener. Either way, I'm having fun trying to improve (or maybe I should say "find") a talent and that's probably just as important as the actual produce.