I love my vegetable garden, but sometimes I wonder if the love is reciprocal?! I find few things as frustrating as tending to my garden daily, watching with baited breath for the first crop, only to have my plants ravaged by critters and insects. We moved the garden this year, in large part due to all of the ravaging that took place last summer. Since the move there have been much fewer issues with critters (read: rabbits and river rats), but I still have issues with insects and fungi. I've been using an organic pesticide/fungicide combo, with little success. Case in point - I've been patiently waiting for the past two weeks as the squash plants blossomed and the fruit began to grow, only to go out this morning and find one of the squash is rotting before it's much more than 2.5-3 inches long. What a bummer! I'm holding out hope that this is a small bump in the vegetable patch...keep your fingers crossed that my garden starts to show me some love!
I am a working woman with a passion for all things food related; I love to grow it, cook it, and most importantly eat it! While I have been known to fix my share of extravagant meals, these days I am budget minded. With a well stocked pantry, a home garden, and some ingenuity scrumptious fare is right around the corner!