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De Jardin...

That's French for 'the garden'. (I think...I'm not positive, but I think. I just wanted to get my "Fancy Nancy" on.)

After much procrastinating (that's a fancy word for "being lazy") I finally planted our peppers and tomatoes!

Wow. What an abundant garden we shall have. The diversity in my garden just blows me away. It's amazing. Unreal, really.

Just to be sure we don't starve during the winter...I threw in some cucumbers for good measure. You know, 'cuz cucumbers'll getcha through a tough winter any day.

Only thing was, is that I wasn't really sure what to do with the cardboardy thing it was planted it?

I was curiously confused. Was this some sort of "green" way to start seedlings?

Could this whole dang thing just be planted right into the ground?

Must I remove cardboardish material prior to planting?

It was too much for my brain. I was going crazy.

Wait...actually, I think the "crazy" part was coming from the swarms of pterodactyl sized mosquitos (and when I say "swarms" I mean bazillions. For real...they were covering my legs.) that were attacking me.

When I die of malaria, at least my family will have green peppers to feast upon and remember me by. Sigh...the ways in which I sacrifice myself.

Anywhoodles...back to the confusion with the cucumbers. I couldn't contemplate any longer...I was running low on blood and the oxygen supply to my brain was diminishing with each new mosquito I made a rash decision:

Ditch it.

I knew I'd be safe for sure if I got rid of the cardboard...but I just wasn't sure if I was okay leaving it on.

So, I ripped it right off and tossed it aside! Actually, I lie. I used it first to swat a couple thousand mosquitos off me then I tossed it aside.

Just wanted to be clear on that.

Currently, this is how my garden sits:

Pretty boring, huh? Looks like salsa this fall...course, I'm still hoping to get in the rest of the seeds...wish me luck.

Oh, and could you go donate some blood for me? I'll need it by the end of this.


  1. Congratulations with "Le Jardin" - you're ahead of me!! I had to battle with bugs last summer...Japanese beetles massacred everything i planted....and i'm thinking of just forgoing the whole daunting experience this year...and stick to planting flowers....of course they won't save us from starving during the long cold winter....but thankfully there's a grocery store close-by!!!

    Those pots can be planted, btw, they decompose!

  2. To funny! I sat and looked at my carboard thingy like that and really had to contemplate what to do with it. Finally I cut the bottom off so the roots could grow and then planted the rest... so far so good..everything is growing great :)

    PS I love me some Fancy Nancy.. she is so cute

  3. Gardening is too ambitious for me, so props to you! And happy scratching!

  4. I so wish we would have planted a garden this year. do you can your salsa for the winter

  5. We got pepper plants last week at a farmers' market, and have yet to plant them in our garden- definitely on our "to do" list this weekend- yikes!
    Ours are in plastic containers, so they wouldn't disintegrate anyways, so we are going to take them out. Good decision;)

  6. Yum! I planted bunches of tomatoes last weekend :)

  7. My husband does our garden :) We only have tomatoes & cucumbers.

    (We have just about every Fancy Nancy book at my house!)


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