Yesterday people complained that my ugly wasn't really ugly enough. I'm trying again today. I looked under the row cover to harvest today and found one of my broccoli plants looking horrible. Root maggots maybe? I do have them under a row cover, but a nasty fly could have gotten in. Is that ugly enough for you? I know it still isn't quite up to Annie's Granny's standard of ugly, but it is a plant that is on its way out and he looks so sad next to my nice looking broccoli plant. And I warn you if you tell me it isn't ugly enough, I'm going to start showing photos of my squished cutworms to you. You really don't want that.
And just so I don't leave you with such sadness, I'm showing you the thing that made me jump up and down in the garden today - for joy that is. MY POTATOES ARE UP! Go Potatoes Go! I can't wait to get my first potato harvest. I really have a feeling that I've grown them in the past, but since I don't remember, I'm calling it the first time I've grown them. I can't wait until it is time to start hilling them up.