Thursday, May 7, 2009

Food, Glorious Food!

We left the ranch two years ago. It's hard to believe that we ended up in the burbs. The economy, real estate, etc. We thought that we were building a house in the burbs to sell, then it all went south. Of course, we've made the best of it, and I'm on my wonderful vegetable garden for the third season! We've got a nice plot that we brought organic soil to, but now I'm on the crazy roll of dumping seeds anywhere that they'll fit!

Last year, I discovered "cabbage loopers" for the first time. I was so naive back then. I saw these beautiful white butterflies flying around me while I was bonding with the earth. No idea. Later in the year, I found these green worms on my broccoli and cauliflour. I was confused. Although I've had many gardens in the past, they've all gone well. No pests, no problems. Just lucky, I guess.

When I spotted the worms, I thought that they looked like tomato worms. Couldn't figure out where they had come from. We didn't even have tomatoes yet! I couldn't imagine that they were marching across the street from a neighbors house.

Well, remember those pretty white butterflies? Bastards! They were laying eggs on my plants from the cabbage family. Broccoli and cauliflour. Bastards. They ate holes in everything. No broccoli and cauliflour this year!

For a really healthy diet this summer, remember to go with color. Fill every pot and planter that you can find with carrots, tomatoes, peppers, etc. Even if you don't have a lot of room, a little color goes a long way in nutrition. Have fun!

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