Vegetables are my gardening Achilles heel! Other than hot peppers, I cannot successfully grow food! Even my herbs are puny. Tomatoes are supposed to be so easy — not for me.

This year, at the urging of my granddaughter, I planted watermelon. My little piece of earth is not big enough for watermelons but I planted one bush or vine or whatever it is. It made her happy. Just for the heck of it, I also planted a small blackberry bush. I really don’t expect much from either.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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