Do gardens have a sense of humor?

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    Silentrunning

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    This fall I planted two types of Turnips. The first type was your standard Turnip grown for the edible root. The second type is grown strictly for the greens. They have large leaves and stems but no edible root. This morning I checked on them and found the rows that were planted for their greens have the leaves full of bug holes. The row planted for the roots doesn't have a single hole in the leaves. I sometimes think gardens just like to show us who is boss.
     
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    They do keep us humble, don't they? :D
     
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    Not to worry. Soon ALL of the leaves will have holes all over them. Better whip out the ol'e Bt. That'll show who's boss.
     
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    I don't think that gardens have a sense of humor, but i think gardeners must.:)
     
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    Beverly, sometimes gardeners have to choose to either laugh or cry! Mother Nature is constantly reminding us that we are not in charge, but just along for the ride.
    Right now I have big, beautiful broccoli plants--all leaves, no head. The green beans which were not supposed to survive at this time of year are in bloom. We are picking lettuce daily, and have a lovely crop of spinach. The carrots are refusing to come up. Mother Nature is messing with my carefully laid plans:LOL:.
     
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    This happened recently I planned to surprise my better half by direct sowing mix flower seeds:),
    I hoped she will be happy to see flower plant for a change;).

    Few days later, she hired some people to clean up the top soil, in order to surprise me.
    Now, I am really surprised all top soil gone along with the flower seeds.:confused:

    Lesson learnt: never keep secret to surprise your partner, you might end up making them double mad at you!(n)
     
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    Rajesh, your post reminded me of an O. Henry story, The Gift of the Magi. The young husband sells his valued watch to buy a comb for his wife's long and beautiful hair, and she sells her hair to buy him a watch chain.
    Both of you were being kind and considerate--it just didn't work out the way you hoped.
     
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    It was when I started the garden. We built a house and I dreamed of a garden.
    I was looking for one kind of Campanula for a long time. For some reason, I was just obsessed with it. I was looking for 2 years. Once I was lucky and I bought it from an old woman.
    I chose a landing site, dug a pit and poured a fertile land, which I specifically bought in a garden store. I lovingly planted my Campanula, watered and left. And then a cow came and stepped on it.

    To appreciate the incredibility of this event, one must know that there are no cows close to us. This cow escaped from the herd and passed several kilometers in our direction.

    We did not have a personal fence at that time. But all our small settlement is fenced with a common fence. The gate is always closed and there is a watchman there. But it was at this time that the guard opened the gate and left to escort the car with the load.

    If there was logic, then the cow had to go straight on the road. But she did not go. For some reason, she turned onto a small road and came to our house. She walked along the house and as a sniper stepped into the center of my Campanula. Then she returned to the gate. There was already a watchman who released her.

    When I arrived, I saw only a deep cow track. The Campanula disappeared, of course.
    It's very difficult for me to believe that it was an accident. Probably some invisible power led a cow, so that I got a lesson - everything should be calm. :D
     
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    I was thinking the same thing!
    "Great minds think alike; fools seldom differ!"
     
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    mg guy lawn and garden freak

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    a sense of humor? yeah, a warped sense of humor! lol
     
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