I've said it before: I'm a crappy gardener.
I love plants. I love digging in dirt. But I'm a total flop at getting edible things to grow in my backyard.
My lettuce bolts before I can harvest more than a handful.
My squash plants flower and never fruit.
My cucumbers never even flower.
When things do grow they do so on their own with no help from me. Like the blackberries, which were here when we moved in. And anyway the blackberries don't feed my family because just as they approach glossy ripe perfection, the neighborhood birds swoop in and claim the entire crop. (Have you ever seen how fast a few birds can clear out a patch of brambleberry fruit? Amazing.)
I don't begrudge the birds. We all have to eat. I'm just saying, I haven't figured out a way to make this grow-your-own-food thing work for me.
So I'm kind of frustrated.