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Last month or so ago, I got the wild hair to by some seedlings and attempt some sort of a garden. I picked up a watermelon, two types of bell peppers, and two eggplants.

I have no clue if I will get anything out of any of them. I can tell you that I was woefully under prepared. My watermelon is crazy out of controll. I looked it up, admitably bit late, and found out that watermelon vines can take over 20 feet of space. Most people end up rigging some kind of trellis for it. I do not have the funds to go buy a trellis. I do have a crumpled heap that was once my gazebo though. We had a storm with high winds that picked it up, carried it to the other side of the yard and left it a twisted wreck. I'm thinking I should use the parts and wire them together with my electric femce wire for a trellis.

Have I actually done it yet? Of course not. I'm not convinced that I'll get any watermelons out of it due to the lateness of planting.

I might have some luck with my eggplants and bell peppers though. Ive got two of them growing something. Unfortunately, they are both covered in bugs too. I still don't have money to go buy anything, but if I did I'd go buy some nemotodes and diatamatous earth. It also looks like I'll need a tomato cage too. One site I was reading said that the growing eggplants can get too heavy for the plant, by caging it fewer bugs will end up feasting.

I also need to do somwthing about improving the quality of the soil. It's bad enough that my backyard is all down hill, but the "soil" is more clay than dirt. I'm actually amazed that anything is still alive, I am horrible at remembering to water.

On a completely random note, one of my friends just mailed me cookies. I have a goal now to always have friends that mail cookies. Way better than friends who never attempt contact with me.

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