Monday, November 5, 2012

Life Lesson from my Garden

My summer garden is still producing tomatoes but the rest of the planting area is abandoned and has been for months. Call it neglect. Call it a bad year. Whatever it caused my garden to yield very little during a time of year that I'm used to abundance.

So yesterday, after enjoying an extra hour of sleep, I decided it was time to get my fall/winter garden planted. The nursery area at Home Depot is usually my first stop when I need garden soil, fertilizer and plants. I was somewhat perplexed though when I saw shelves lined with summer plants. They had tomatoes, zucchini squash and cucumbers. Granted, we are experiencing warm weather and these plants would probably do okay for about 3-4 weeks.  But, when they need those hot afternoons to bring out the best in what they have to offer, our weather will be cooling down rather than warming up.