These two crops this year - they wicked sucked. Though the melons only marginally less so than the cucumbers.
|I'm cute, but we didn't measure for cuteness.|
Cucumbers - 3.97 lbs
Melons - Something vaguely over 4.84 lbs
Total - 8.81
Yeah, this year was not a good one for the cucurbit family in NorCal.
|Unless you like to cuddle tiny melons. In which case, this was your year.|
How not good, you ask? Well, run your eyes over last year's totals:
Cucumbers - 17.8 lbs
Melons - 68.63 lbs
Total - 86.43 lbs
Wow - a 77.62 lb difference. Yikes and LAME.
Though, the melons are still technically in the ground with one softball sized fruit lingering on its withering vines, so who knows, the melons may crest the big five pound hurdle before all's told. Hooray.
|A watermelon the size of a tomato. Yeah - well done, watermelons. Pfft.|
So, with Adopt a Crop done and the garden coming down in stages, there's only one thing left to do - send a random garden-type prize unrelated to the mostly failed Adopted Crop to some random and marginally lucky commenter. That could be you!
You could be marginally lucky and the recipient of some random things!
Hooray? Yeah - hooray - because this year the randomness is also accompanied by Be My Seed Saving Buddyness.
Yeah, because I've decided that this year's finally the year in which I save seeds from the garden to plant next year so I can be all full circle-y, the Adopt a Crop winner will receive a sampling of seeds saved from this year's garden via the methods I've shared/will be sharing in my quest to undertake my 100th hobby: seed saving.
Also, probably some jam, pickles, relish, salsa, tomatoes or other preserved item from my garden and pillagings and probably some other random shit, too. It might even be garden related. Though it won't be anything derived from this year's watermelon or cucumber crops. Sorry.
|Because we've eaten them all. Because there were only, like, three.|
Sound good? Great.
Leave a comment here by 10/15/11 and I'll announce the winner shortly thereafter and then send out the prize.
FYI to you potential winners: If I announce you as the winner and you don't claim your shit, I'm giving it to someone else. And that person might not be randomly chosen. They may just be someone I like a lot or someone who posts a picture of a cute dog or my neighbor who's never even seen the blog.
Oh I am just drunk with the power of If You Don't Like It, Then Suck It right now. Phew!
But on a less bitchy note - I have a post coming very soon detailing these seed saving exploits, including how I'm going to set up the Cucumber VS Watermelons rematch in 2012.
Look forward to iiiiiiiiit.