vegetable garden. Things came in quite nicely this year, despite the raging heat. They look a bit wilted in this photo, but after tonight's watering, they'll be nice and perky tomorrow....
Such a difference from the Before shots, right?
My very first harvest consisted of some large zucchini (enough for at least 12 loaves of zucchini bread when shredded!) and some green peppers. The tomatoes and just starting to ripen, and my peppers are doing well too.
Although it may appear to the untrained eye that our garden is yielding a real bumper crop, the truth is that the zucchini plants have faded quickly, and I couldn't figure out what was happening to my pepper plants. At first, I figured we might have a worm in the plants, or maybe a rabbit was hopping around our garden at night.
Ever a fan of the original Nancy Drew books (when she looked fashionable and drove a blue convertible), I decided to investigate. My search for the truth was interrupted when "Bess" and "George" and I took a beach trip with my mom, but we came home to this:
The face of an angel, yes? Wrong...
Apparently, 10 pound Emma decided to forgo her diet of dog food and rabbits and has become a vegetarian. T said he caught her eating a tomato, and she pulled all of my yellow peppers off the pepper plant. Those are her special favorites--an appetizer, if you will.
This explains the half gnawed up zucchinis I kept finding. That darn dog cheated me out of more zucchini bread. Her punishment is now supervised trips to the backyard, where she stares longingly at the garden while sneaking looks at me to see if I am watching.
My one saving grace is that her mouth is too small to crack through my melons, which are the most stunningly delicious fruit. And I'm not even bragging. I'm just being honest about it. I love how the vines trail up the ugly old fence.
I'm considering hiring a security firm who specializes in vegetable protection. You can never be too safe with a Pomeranian around.
Join me tomorrow for Myth #5 in my Blogging Myths series!
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