Why does This Always Happen?

You know how you see something and think, "this is a good idea, I want to try it out?" But you very foolishly don't purchase said good item right then and there because you're either broke at the moment or want to check it out further. It is apparently a law of nature that said good thing will no longer be available and you have to figure out something else to take it's place. I hate that. For some unknown reason, also known as yet again I have lost my mind, I decided that I want to plant watermelons( already did, actually)Since I have no actual place to plant them I want to make a raised bed and plant them where we took out a couple of large plants . They will be hidden from the street, but I will be able to see them right outside the deck fence. Now all I need is to buy some wood, and the said good idea that is now impossible to find outside of catalog ordering. Freakin' little goodies that you slide the boards into to make corners and connect all the wood to make a box. I know I could nail boards together, but I am an Aries, we never do things in a very practical manner...also known as we are great starters, but lousy finishers. So having things you can just slide boards into will work very well because it will take me 2 minutes to build my bed, another 5 to mix the feed, potting soil, and other sutff in the dirt and transplant my little watermelons before they decide to grow and then roll down the hill. I have 2 reasons for this, deer and raccoons. Those guys will eat anything you don't cage up. I also want to plant a couple of pumpkins for the fall. You have no idea how funny this is unless you know that I have the touch of death to plants. The only thing i have ever grown successfully are tomatoes, cucumbers and catnip. Well, there were some years that I grew some really healthy pot plants, but that is a whole 'nother story.


keltikdragon said...

LOL that sounds so familar.
I daren't buy any plants as they will just die with me.
hope you find what your after

Gardenia said...

Well, good luck in getting your vine crops growing - I have a couple of stunted watermelon vines started - there is so much sand here, one has to treat any gardening like its hydroponic gardening.

It turned so hot here that not much is doing well except the eggplants and something eats the blooms off of them.

Bugs are awful this year and the idea of a garden is to have vegetables without poison sprayed on them.

It is a frustrating gardening year.

I too want to make a frame - "H" buys a book on how to, but never does it - I will have to buy the boards, maybe I can get him to do the dragging them to the back yard thing - I can nail -

Tell me, why, as we get older, does it get harder and harder to finish projects? I used to finish not only mine but everyone else's. Now I can't even clean the house all in the one day - the part I cleaned gets dirty as I work my way onto more dirt - - -

Anyway, good luck . . . good fertilizer. . . good weather to you