Wednesday, July 28, 2010

why plant a garden?

honestly. it's probably all going to die anyways.

pessimistic? maybe. but please!

i spent 300 dollars on a fence, wooden posts (for a raised bed), soil, and plants. i shouldn't even admit to the cost. the truth is, i had no idea how expensive it would be. in my mind i was going to hoe up some dirt (unaware that there is about two inches of dirt here, the rest is rock!) and plant some seeds and vua la! i have a garden! i envisioned my self happily weeding my garden, picking vegetables and only needing to go to the store for meat and dairy. ridiculous? well, that was my happy little vision.

this is what it has become: a fenced in area of overgrown grass! haha. all of the squash plants have died, as have four of my tomato plants.

RIP tomato plants

so far i have harvested about 4 cherry tomatoes... you do the math.

i also have no idea what's growing where! i put labels in the ground, but they seem to have gone missing. i did notice a jalapeno growing, so at least i know what that plant is.

what was i thinking? i have this problem, i get something in my head and there's no turning back. i was so excited about this garden...

moral of the story: just go to the friggin store!

on a happier note, i've taken really good care of my skin my whole life. i have never really been the type to "breakout," but recently my forehead has been a mess! after masking did nothing to help the situation, i got this wild idea to try bragg's raw apple cider vinegar. guess what? by simply soaking a cotton pad and applying generously to my forehead and going to bed, my forehead was almost completely clear the next morning! no joke, it was like 80% better! so, that's my new found secret.

another secret you ask? well, i had about 15 mosquito bites on my leg and it was driving me nuts! so after scratching until i could hardly bear it, i had another wild thought, if it worked on my forehead... yep, after soaking a cotton pad and applying a generous amount (what is generous anyways? i just like the way it sounds) to my leg, within about 10 minutes all of the itching was gone. i'm so not lying. about 7 or 8 hours later some mild itching returned, and i could have applied more miracle liquid, but it wasn't enough to really bother me, so i didn't bother.

this stuff is the windex of my big fat greek wedding. i even started adding a small amount to ezra's food. i figured it couldn't hurt! so, there you have it.

now go to your local grocery store and buy some bragg's apple cider vinegar! (heb even sells it).


  1. dear kim, Patricia said if you sell the cherry tomatoes for 75.00 each you would break even....She is also going to go buy a gallon of Braggs a c v .....Thanks for reminding me I have been out for a while need to start it back up.....I did see your little over grown garden while I was out there that is a pittiful little patch I wondered what happened to it Love from your mother

  2. I commented on here... but for some reason it disappeared... but anyways I stated that you are hilarious... and I love that in your "about me" you are so excited about your garden.... I guess you really did need some pointers! hahaha anyways I need to try the new windex of 2010... Apple Cider Here I come...

    p.s. how did you hear about cider = no pimples???

  3. i know right-i really was excited! i haven't given up entirely though... we'll see what happens to the rest of my mess of a garden. i wish i'd have known about pot gardening. not to be confused with gardening pot..:)
    as far as the acv-i've read alot about how good it is or you, but as far as using it for pimples... it was my imagination. i just tried it to see what would happen. here's a really informative link you can check out on it: (a lot of good links on the left).