With winter approaching fast, I’m doing a lot of yard work. I’m eating cherry tomatoes off the vine and am trying to get my rock project, which I’ve written about with frustration several times, finished.
My best consumer experience: The last of my garden vegetables
I’m enjoying cherry tomatoes this year. They grew very well, and I’m not dealing now with dozens green tomatoes.
My zucchini plants only grew two zucchinis, one of which rotted before I could eat it.
It was exciting to come out to my garden one day and see a
good-sized cucumber poking out of the leaves. Cucumbers, along with beans and cherry tomatoes, are the best things I grew in my garden this year.
My worst consumer experience: Buying an expensive lettuce spinner for my rock project
As I was struggling to get rocks separated from the dirt, weeds, and straw I’d raked them into, the idea to buy a lettuce spinner popped into my head. I’d made the mistake of racking the rocks off deteriorated weed fabric I wanted to replace
After working four hours on the rock pile, I went to Target at 9:30 p.m. to buy a lettuce spinner. The only one they had was plastic and cost $35. I thought that was way too much, but I bought it anyway. I had so much work to do before the fall rains hit, I didn’t want to take the time to do comparison shopping.
The lettuce spinner worked well – for a while. Although the spinner function didn’t work with rocks and dirt, the basket itself was a good at separating the rocks from the dirt. However, when it started to rain and the clay soil was damp, it didn’t work nearly as well.