Slacking

I’d be lying to you if I said that I’ve been hard at work in the garden the past two weeks striving hard to get things cleaned up and get lots planted for fall. That hasn’t been then case. The kids have been fighting off fall allergies and 24 hour bugs, along with myself fighting off allergies. Plus, I’ve been enthralled with the last weeks of the baseball season and the epic collapse of the Texas Rangers. I haven’t put any thought into the garden and it shows. I’m behind on getting everything planted.

To be honest, I almost do care. After the summer, I’m actually ready for a hard freeze and everything to go dormant. To sit on the couch with a cup of coffee looking through seed catalogs and imagining for next year.

I’m ready for a break. I’m tired of pulling weeds. And fighting bugs. And failed crops.

But then I think of why I do it, so I’ll press on.


The garlic coming up.


A rogue sighting of bee balm in the backyard. Probably one of my favorite new things I planted this year.


Loaded with tabasco peppers.


The same tabasco pepper plants. The are so overgrown. I can barely get the mower through.

 

Last week I briefly stated that I was going to do a giveaway.

THE PRIZE:
A small stash of seeds that I have collected this year:
Orange cosmos
Black-eyed Susan
Tabasco pepper
Feverfew
Sunflower seed (large eating kind)
Borage
Zinnia, thumbelina
Zinnia, violet queen

I’d offer more from my homegrown stash, but there isn’t enough to go around.

THE RULES:
Post a comment on this post and the following two (today, friday, and monday).
Only one comment per post counts. (for a total of 3 entries)
Entries will be thrown in hat and ONE winner will be chosen.
Entries will only be counted until Tuesday October 9, 2012 at 12:00pm
Sprout authors are ineligible to play.

Comments 2

  1. misti wrote:

    Sprout authors are ineligible to play—-I know where you live! 😉

    I might have to get some tabasco seeds from you, that’s an insane plant!

    Posted 04 Oct 2012 at 9:34 am
  2. Moosie wrote:

    Looks like you get to make more pepper sauce!!!!!! Man I didn’t get any seeds. I am soooo far behind reading blogs I didn’t get to enter. I would have loved some seeds.

    Posted 27 Oct 2012 at 2:33 pm

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