Garden Gab Week Meh.
Did I say week Meh? Yes, that’s what I said. This week (week 11), besides one bright spot that involved a carrot (more on that in a bit), my garden and I both say Meh.
Why Meh you might be asking yourself, or maybe you’re wondering what’s Meh mean…
Wikipedia defines Meh as-“Meh” is an interjection, often used as an expression of apathy, indifference, or boredom. However, it can also be used to indicate agreement or disagreement. It can also be an adjective, meaning mediocre or boring.
Apathy would be how I am using it. It’s been a rough week and I’m feeling unmotivated garden wise this week.
The reason? Grubs.
I’ve got no idea how to deal with grubs, I feel helpless in the face of grubs.
Plus, they’re really ugly. Have you ever looked a grub in the errmm Face (?) it’s not pretty. I’m not sure it has a face that even a mother would love. I’m pretty sure that’s why they stay underground so long…U.G.L.Y….anyway I digress.
In my raised garden I never had to deal with grubs. So when greedy little grubs ate my yellow squash and zucchini plants, the ones I lovingly transplanted from the raised garden into the side garden I was devastated. All 6 plants are gone now. So depressing. The grubs ate up through the root area into the stalk of the plants….killed them all.
I’m beyond bummed.
Otherwise my garden is still trying to grow despite the bug attacks. I’ve got a traveling strawberry plant that keeps making new plants. I started with 2 strawberry plants and I now have 4.
The one orange-y bright spot? Carrots. Last year I tried to grow carrots in the raised garden (did not work, I don’t think it is deep enough) this year I put the seeds in a small side garden with the cucumbers and they are growing so well! I pulled one just to see how they were doing and it’s tiny…but it’s a carrot!
Happy dance! (my hubby did the happy dance for me since my knee is still recovering from the cortisone shot)..I’m so excited. I love carrots and to grow them myself, boy howdy that is a good thing indeed.
I think the carrot growth has helped my Meh attitude.
How is your garden growing this week?