This week the rush is on to harvest all things possible. See we had a bit of a problem this week. My husband is lucky to be alive. Since he is still alive he is lucky he is not maimed or seriously injured in some way. *AHEM* More in a minute - but here are my harvest pictures and totals this week -
Hot peppers 1.7oz Tomatoes 7lb 9oz
Cucumbers 3lb 7.5oz Zucchini 2oz Lakota (Winter) Squash 15lb 14oz Tomatillo 3lb 11oz
OHOHOH And BROCCOLI 3 OZ!!!
Oh- My Husband you ask? HE USED MY GARDEN SPRAYER FOR WEED KILLER> That's right. The garden sprayer that I used to spray EVERY. SINGLE. PLANT. with copper. Every plant in the garden. Every tree. Every bush. Every houseplant.... even. the. lawn.
Remember the dead and dying bell peppers? The dying tomatoes? The strawberries that suddenly went from production to withering? The Lakota squash plants that were big and beautiful and now are moldy and rotting? the Cucumbers that were doing so well? Yeah well the cucumbers on the back side of the trellis are still alive. The ones that wouldn't be hit by the spray.
My avocado trees? Look like they have fire blight -but I know better. It's the toxins working their magic. I am absolutely sick to my stomach constantly. I'm watering like heck just trying to get SOME of the things to pull through. Even if I can only get the mature trees to pull out of it.... YEARS of work could very well be going down the drain. Years waiting for apples, pomegranate and grapes, and kiwi to produce. Things I may never see come to fruition. I quite literally sat straight up in a cold sweat from a nightmare this morning only to realize that my nightmare was my own reality. :-(
This could quite possibly mean not only years of work but thousands of dollars as well. Not to mention the heartbreak.(and stomachache - and back ache of the work) So I contemplated just shutting the blog down while I worked out what was going to happen. What would live, what would die. But, this is still all just part of gardening right? Mistakes happen. This is probably the biggest mistake that could happen and MAYBE it won't be that bad. I DID rinse out the sprayer. I always do. It's a cardinal rule of mine. I am careful that way in case by some strange turn of events something contaminates my sprayer. But we all know how strong those chemicals are.
So while I contemplate how on God's green Earth I even COULD replace all the living things in my home and yard I'm going to go vomit and I hope that you are having a better week than I am.
'Till next time.