Uh, while picking Zipper Cream peas yesterday I got to the area where the adjacent row has some Cupid cherry tomatoes. Well, my garden is kind of a jumble at this stage. The Cupids are straying into the pea row, the watermelons, and cantaloupes, and cucumbers are all kind of intermingling and trying to conquer the Zipper Creams country. Then you have the volunteer watermelons invading the peas and sweet'taters territory. Oh, and of course the Zipper Cream peas, being a bush-type of southern pea, are naturally retaliating by invading their adjacent neighbors with long vining tendrels (no, of course they're not vining peas!!!
). I think it's a global garden war for dominance going on.
But, I digress...
Anyhow, once I came upon the area of the Cupid cherry tomatoes infiltration into the Zipper Creams I spotted the invading red orbs. I attempted to use diplomacy to settle the conflict by casually grabbing a Cupid, doing the customary "roll it in your fingers to knock any dirt/bug off" and plopped it in my mouth. Needless to say, there was more than one invading Cupid there, so without hesitation I grabbed another...and another....and another. When finally I had eaten the last one I saw that my diplomacy had worked (for the moment) in that I no longer saw any foreign red orbs amongst the Zipper Cream territory. But, I did spot some yellow blooming spies so I will be forced to return with my peacekeeping actions at a later date. When oh when, will these restless vegetables be satisfied within their own family's boundaries????
Oh, and later yesterday evening I had a nice salad with some of our cucumbers and large tomatoes in it. Really nice and tasty after all the peacekeeping stuff I had to do in the garden.
But, those Zipper Creams and Cupids....I gotta keep my eye on their territorial border, I foresee further conflict there!!!