I love my yard and I love my garden. I did my best to keep my garden going all summer, but once I went on vacation in August, I came back and got a little… lazy. In my defense, it’s been 110 for most of the summer, and my tomato plants really weren’t producing anymore.
So, on Monday, I went to my local A&P Nursery to pick up my cold weather veggies. I got peas, lettuce, spinach, more tomatoes, a banana pepper, and some herbs. I intended to start planting them as soon as I got home.
Now, I knew I had a tree in my garden. I have no idea what kind of tree it is or where it came from, but it was shading my tomato plants, so I figured I’d leave it be and dig it out at the end of summer to plant somewhere else. It wasn’t until I went out to my garden today that I realized that tree had suddenly become 10 feet tall! How did it get so tall???
Now I have a problem. I dug my shovel in next to it, figuring I could lever it out a bit. It didn’t move. I swear, my shovel handle started to bend. So now I have choices. I can either fight the tree, or I can just chop it down. I feel kinda bad though. I told that tree I’d replant it elsewhere, and here I am, chopping it down. If I weren’t so lazy, I could have easily dug it out months ago. But how was I supposed to know the mutant tree would shoot up overnight?
By the time you read this, the issue should be resolved, but at the time of this writing, I don’t know what I’m going to do with it.