Well, I have decided to show you my Jaime Lee Curtis garden. Most garden photos show gorgeous, flawless gardens. Perfectly straight rows. Not a weed in sight. Healthy green foliage and perfectly shaped produce. I have now learned to spot some of the photoshopping that goes one (especially in garden magazines). Also, seems most people have more time to weed their gardens before they take a photo than I do (I do not begrudge them this, I envy them).
This is what my garden looks like now.
|The upper left quadrant has solanaceous crops; the upper right has cucurbits (now jut squash and zucchini); lower right are legumes, and lower left is sweet potatoes.|
It is not pretty. It does not look like the headers on blogs or photos in magazines and catalogs. The plants are overgrown and the paths have disappeared. The zucchini has grown all the way to the neighbor's fence so we cannot mow around the garden. There are more than a few weeds. Also, lots of the plants are showing their age.
But...I love my little garden. It has produced so well this year. I feel bad that I have not done better by it but it has been so hot I spend as little time in it as possible. This is what a real garden looks like (especially if you work and have kids)! Maybe this photo will make someone else feel a little better about their garden.