After 8 years of living in the same place, we finally decided to try to grow some food. You know, so we will be self-sustaining in the event of having to hunker down after a zombie invasion or some such.
Well, mostly The Alpha is the one trying to grow some food. I try to stay out of the way, as I do not seem to have inherited my mother's nurturing way with plants.
See our corn stalks? And our corn silk? You may have to click for the larger image to see the corn silk. (I didn't know silk showed up before the ears.) And our bean plants below the corn?
Here are the tomato plants.
Here are some cucumber and okra plants. I'm glad I remember which seeds went where, or it'd all be a surprise to me when stuff starts producing.
And here are the cantaloupe plants. Which look an awful lot like cucumber plants. And not just to me -- I've been told they look that way to bees, too. And that the bees will cross-pollinate our cucumbers with our cantaloupes, and we could wind up with cukealoupes. Or cantacumbers. We'll let the Internet know if that happens.
Also note the presence of The Boy, whose tail made a special appearance in the above photograph.
Re: this post's title, there are those in the band who hate "The Garden Song" (chief among them our drummer, who really doesn't get to do very much on that selection). But around here, we love it. Especially this version: