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Category: Liberty's "Victory" Garden | Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:22 am

My garden is just about a month old now. I go out every day and weed, water, wander, and wonder. When my husband first agreed to dig up the corner of the yard for the garden I was excited all day as I waited and watched.

And then I planted seeds. I was ecstatic as the first tiny leaves of corn and zucchini appeared.

I've misplanted, pulled up the wrong plant (thinking it was a weed), I've encouraged, planted more, got swarmed by mosquitoes, and I was ambushed and nearly eaten alive by a grass spider. And now, as the heat of summer moves in, I'm discovering something else about my garden. And I'm finding it difficult to cope with.

Nothing is happening.

Okay, that's not entirely true. Everything is growing and that's a good thing. But I'm at that point where I'm not waiting for seedlings to emerge. My weeding is under control, my arachnophobia is in check, and I water daily right on schedule.

Nothing is happening.

It's a lull in the Liberty's Victory Garden. I'm still a long ways away from harvesting anything. So what do you experienced gardeners do during this time?

I need another project, and it just came to mind. I need to start a compost pile. Yep, nothing like rotting plant matter to spur a girl on. Thanks, everyone. Time to get this project rolling.

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toni wrote on Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:01 am:

Start another garden bed. Possibly herbs or flowers, there are many edible flowers you could grow to accompany your veggies and herbs make them even tastier.

Get another garden area ready for fall planting, there are some veggies you can make a second planting of early next month that should have plenty of time to mature. Also, there are some that need to be in the ground in late winter since they need the very cool weather to grow.

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