The Mommyland Farm (Volume 5)

21 Apr

When it comes to all things plant related, I trust Bill implicitly. It is after all what he does for a living, our survival as a family depends solely on his ability to make things (more specifically grass) grow. Being that I have an extreme inability to make anything grow, I thought it was safe to do things his way. I didn’t even think to question him about planting our garden, I assumed he knew what he was doing. You know what they say when you assume. I really didn’t think I needed to do any research on my own, in fact I thought that if I did it would only serve to offend Bill.

So here we are with The Mommyland Farm a baron wasteland in our back yard, but I’m not giving up yet.

With the pumpkins, cucumbers and carrots all dead or dying, we sought the aid of a horticulturist to find out where we went wrong. Insert giant slap to forehead here…We planted everything TOO DAMN EARLY! DUH! Personally I didn’t realize the difference between an agronomist and horticulturist was so great. The definition of agronomy is, “the science of soil management and crop production.” I guess Bill is growing the wrong “crop” for our application here at home.

Really, it’s not a total loss, we have peas sprouting. We’ll see if they can make it past the sprout phase, but at least they’re a sign of life in an otherwise DEAD garden. The peas alone are proof enough for me that Bill did better than I ever could have. If I had been in charge there would be nothing but scorched earth left where the garden should be.

In a few weeks we’ll be headed to our favorite garden store, Distinctive Gardens to pick up our crops (already started). I’m still hopeful that this summer we will have a harvest of yummy veggies and Cameron WILL eat them. Stay tuned, we’re not done yet!

If you missed the first four installments of The Mommyland Farm, click on the links below:

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

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