Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Check...

So, I can officially check "making a checklist" off of my checklist! (I'm such a German!) I've added my Fall To Do list onto the blog so now the world can hold me accountable.

Nothing to show for today -- well, there is, if you count a trash can full of weeds and lantana branches that I pulled out of my vegetable garden. Guess it didn't make for very attractive photography, so I didn't think to snap a shot of it! I literally have a lantana TREE growing volunteer in my garden. I let it stay there in the Spring, because I just hate to kill anything that's even remotely alive. I've regretted it ever since and now it's taking twice as long to cut it back because it's wildly out of control. It overtook the cucumber vines (early on they were hanging from it for support and I thought - "HA" - what a novel trellis!) I think Mother Nature got the last "HA" on this one.

I'm planning to harvest some of my leeks this week and make a lovely leek and potato soup ~ though it might have to be a chilled soup if the weather doesn't cool down soon!

4 comments:

mss @ Zanthan Gardens said...

I agree that the first item on every checklist should be: Make Checklist. And I'm not even German. Do you test as a J-type on the Myers-Brigg? I am. Too many chores and not enough cool weather...that's my problem this week.

Diana said...

I know what you mean about the weather. I spent an hour and a half out there yesterday before noon and was just spent. But the vegetable garden looks good and that makes me happy. I just wish I hadn't every made the paths between the beds out of grass...sigh. I think I will solarize them and see if I can't kill it and at least have LESS grass in the garden! I've done a bunch of those tests in my previous corporate life - I think it's Myers'Briggs that I'm an ESTJ. VERY J!

Annie in Austin said...

Do you have to be a 'J' to get any leek soup?

Lantanas are so cute when they're little, aren't they, Diana!

Annie

Diana said...

Yes, they are cute when they're little! Like most things that then grow up to be the bane of my existence (can you say primrose Jasmine?!!). And I didn't even PLANT it! The nerve. Your leek soup comment gives me an idea -- maybe some day we could allget together with a dish we made from our garden yield and have a potluck of sorts!