Thursday, May 13, 2010

Desperate Times call for Desperate Measures

Alas, there is a tale of woe in the garden.
There is a blight in my tomato patch.
I had already yanked out one diseased-looking plant,
But decided to take a sample of the leaves to a garden expert.
He sadly shook his head.
I decided to get a second opinion.
His diagnosis was not much better.
But upon looking at my crestfallen face,
He said,
"well you could remove the diseased leaves, and paint on a clorox solution."
Try it and see.
Maybe it will work, maybe it won't.
I just finished an intensive gardening session.
With my surgical tools in hand.
And hope in my heart.....
I had to sacrifice one plant that was just too much of a goner...
And my little tomato brood looks pretty sparce.
So we'll just await and
Say a little prayer for my tomato patch..

So as not to leave on a downer note.....
The cukes are climbing and flowering, although they are susceptible to the same disease....

The corn is a-tasslin'.
Zucchini proliferates.
The bean patch is happy.
I'm drowning my sorrows with some baby beans for lunch today.
And some carrots......

And maybe a little hope.


Kerin said...

I hate when that happens!!
After all the work and worry and weed pulling.... it's just not fair!
The beans look yummy as do the carrots. And, call me crazy, but I sure would be happy with a bunch of zucchini right now!!:)
Yummy !
Hope the tomatoes can be saved.. let me know how it works out.

Granny J said...

That stinks! I have a feeling our garden will struggle all season...we woke up to 27 degrees this morning so it's gonna be awhile before we get any plants in the ground.

Look at your carrots though! Those are amazing.

Amy said...

Don't worry, Mama. we'll share some of our tomaters when we get some!
And you'll prolly still get lots.

GGMA said...

Into each life some rain must fall! Say farewell to the tomato plants. They will grow next time.

Patrice said...

Do you need anyone to drown your sorrows with? Those veggies look delectable!