2011 Garden Wars: Week 4

No elimination this week–or as we say in cornhole, “no blood”– so everyone can just freaking relax. Regardless, the veggies have flowed like veritable wine.

No elimination this week–or as we say in cornhole, “no blood”– so everyone can just freaking relax. Here’s the standings:

  • Sarah Milston (4)
  • Ryan Smartt (3)
  • Scott Pharr (2)
  • Jorge Salgado (1)

Sarah continues her complete and utter domination of the rest of the field. But! There is always this week for the guys to pick up their game (or to keep on losing, their choice!).

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Ryan Smartt

The first tomatoes of the year. These guys look like they’re going to be long and lean–and way more tasty than Scott’s tomatoes. 100% Guaranteed.

This is the only time in the history of the world that a pug didn’t seem interested in food. But Deacon was definitely interested in this acorn squash I after I roasted it with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

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Sarah Milston

Those of you who follow me on twitter already know that I had a major setback this week as a gaggle of squirrels (or other jealous Garden Wars participants) attacked my garden stealing cucumbers, all of the watermelons, and most of my tomatoes. I have a new plan of attack and will catch up soon. Evidently they don’t like greens or okra. We have enough kale to feed all of our neighbors and friends, and this week we have been harvesting a handful of green and red okra every day. They practically grow full size overnight!

Its like a cacophony of green! Lily Jaymes was pretty dismayed at all the rain this past week because it took one of her primary jobs away. But she decided the cabbage needed some more water. Pictured here are the green beans, cabbage, and curly kale.

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Jorge Salgado

This week…this caption came from one of the kids. I asked Josiah to say something about the spoils from the garden, so here it is (and who votes against children??):

“I’m excited that we grew them…we’ve never really grown anything before. I hope people vote for us.”

Sure, it’s not a veggie. It’s a sunflower. But we grew it, and they are a perfect addition to the garden. I know this guy (gal?) may not win us points, but we sure are proud of her (him). We may be on the brink of elimination, but dang it, we have our flowers.

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Scott Pharr

Squash bugs moved into my garden for another year, had lots of fun with their female friends, and BOOM! made a colony, a community, a metropolis! I could use pesticide, or I could…vacuum my garden!! Squash bugs really hate water, so give them a little drink, and they come right out. Then (I recommend a shop-vac) suck those suckers right up and toss them away – that’s what I call “organic”.

Meet Ellie. She eats just about any veggie (that has been seasoned and grilled) that she can get her mouth on. She’s special because she had cancer on her ear and had the whole ear removed! Thats right! Feel sorry for her! Vote for her! I mean, me!

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Can’t get enough of the Wars? Check out this week’s compost pile.


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