Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Slow Fall

Though I have some access to a greenhouse this fall, things have generally been pretty slow. Due to some health problems related with the climate here (the heat and the dirt in the air) I have been sick a lot recently.

Carosello Massafra Plant

As we consider moving to another state my desire to continue a full-scale garden here in Tucson has greatly decreased.

Immature Carosello Massafra fruit

No matter where I end up, I am sure I will continue to garden and grow cucumbers (and Carosello), but I am definitely feeling some sadness about my garden and a lack of desire to keep working on it if we will be moving.

Some Carosello and other cucumber plants

Mezzo Lungo Polignano Fruit


  1. I'm so sorry you're not feeling well. Arizona weather can be brutal. I hope you find a place that's right for you and your family.

    1. Dear Claudette,

      Thank you so much for the well-wishes. I greatly appreciate them. Perhaps I could move some place a little more cool and humid.

  2. Saddened to learn of your ailments that prevent you from enjoying your gardens. I know from experience the 'limbo' you're in right now. I hope a decision will give you direction soon. Until then, take care. And please keep us posted. Kris

    1. Thanks so much for your understanding and concern Kris! I greatly appreciate it.

  3. Hope the fall and winter improve your situation while you contemplate a direction. The change in seasons here always helps me look forward to change and a renewal of spring and interest in gardening, after I lose ambition in the fall/winter.

    1. Dear Ray,

      Usually I feel a renewed desire to garden in the winter too. Hopefully I will get a little bit of that desire back soon.

      Wishing you the best!

  4. Oh, no! Having recently moved myself, i feel your pain. I hope the winter will give some respite from your health problems for a bit. It is hard to know how much to do when you know you might have to give the plants up. I hope you come up with a decision that is good for you and your future garden.

  5. I am sorry to hear you have health problems...never fun. And I do know what it is like to lose interest in a garden when you will move and then to miss that garden is hard too...good luck with your decisions.


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