Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Farmer as a Blogger
I will say that I've met some great people as a result of my little blog. My Junior year english teacher might be proud of me as I finally found my voice. We didn't always get along but mostly because I didn't really appreciate English class even though I did get A's in class.
Today's blog will be about eggplant. I am determined to grow eggplant this year. Not just the plant but an honest to goodness eggplant. I grew 1 last year. ONE! out of say 70 plants.
This year I am going smaller scale but making each one count. Now the bugs are still out that eat the eggplant leaves. 3 weeks ago we went to dinner with other farmer friends and one said that he was giving up on eggplant. Which made me think that I was not going to plant my eggplant in the ground but plant it in these big containers and keep them in my grow area till mid July and then put them in the ground. That's when those bad bugs are gone.
So maybe I've just been trying to grow eggplant too early and fighting mother nature. It was like fighting with my English teacher. I was never going to totally get poetry or love writing a 3000 word essay or discussing what the author was thinking when they wrote their story , but give me the right medium in blogland and I'm golden!
written by annette logged in as hubby....