A lot has changed in my garden. Last time I mentioned that I was uncovering a sidewalk. I was not impressed.
I complained about my poor soil quality to my neighbor, Ernie. It didn’t take long before he swooped in and saved the day.
A couple of weeks ago Ernie told me that he had some extra plants that I could have and he would even plant them for me. He planted 3 zucchini plants and 3 tomato plants in my small garden. It wasn’t what I was planning on planting, but I was still thrilled.
I was hoping for 1-2 zucchini plants, some green beans and a couple of pepper plants.
I hate tomatoes.
However, when your semi-retired neighbor offers to plant your garden for you and give you all the plants for free… Well, you just smile and say, “Thank you very, very much!”
Before we went to the cabin for Memorial Day weekend I casually mentioned our plans to Ernie. I knew that he would keep an eye on my garden and water it for me if necessary. I certainly wasn’t expecting what I found when I came home.
Ernie planted another zucchini plant! Now I have FOUR! I don’t know who Ernie thinks is going to be eating all this zucchini.
Plus he planted an eggplant.
My neighbor has high-jacked my garden.
I don’t like eggplant. At least I didn’t like the dishes I have been served in the past, but I’m willing to give it a try again. Please send me your favorite recipes!
So let’s recap, shall we?
- 4 zucchini plants when I was hoping for 1 or 2.
- 3 tomato plants when I was planing on 0.
- 1 eggplant, which I hadn’t even crossed my mind!
- 3 lettuce plants that I actually planted. It was 4 until Grace was “helping” me weed.
Oh, did I mention that Ernie has given my plants two servings of plant food? Or the fact that he has been tying my tomato plants up to the stakes he put in for me?
Did you hear me????
HE TIES UP MY TOMATO PLANTS FOR ME!!!
I wanted a small garden this year to get my feet wet and see how I like it. Honey, my feet aren’t even damp!
Dear Ernie, thank you so much for taking me under your green thumb. Even though this wasn’t what I planned, I am certainly not a fool. This is great!
Help me out folks. How should I prepare my eggplant or thousands of zucchinis??
I will be l inking this to Frugal Gardening 101 because having your neighbor give you all your plants, stakes and plant food is pretty darn frugal!