What a sad week for my garden. My harvest last week was three miserable little cucumbers, 8.5 oz. total. And NO eggs. Not a single one. If I were harvesting feathers, though, I’d have plenty. The girls are molting up a storm.
I spent some time today cleaning up the Garden of Infinite Neglect. I was given some free strawberry plants today by a fellow gardener, and I want to get them planted there. She also gave me some gorgeous white bearded iris. I’m picturing them around the edge of my new community garden plot, if it ever comes into existence. The city was supposed to get final approval yesterday, but the item didn’t end up on the council agenda. Again. This delay is getting ridiculous. We’ve been waiting for months and months for Southern California Edison and the city to agree on a lease fee. I hear that they’re only $800 a year apart on the lease fee and they continue to haggle over it. FRUSTRATING! Meanwhile the garden group has collected fees from potential gardeners who expect to begin gardening on January 1st. At this rate, we won’t have the infrastructure installed in time. Well, we don’t have the money to buy what we need anyway. I think big businesses don’t want to donate until we get our final approvals. I can’t blame them. But this is really cutting it close.
Heck with it. I’m going to plant strawberries and irises in my yard tomorrow.