|My only turnip...food for root maggots.|
Now granted, I did not sow these seeds, at least I didn't that I remember, though I have been known to regularly toss old seeds out in the compost heap so in essence I guess I did. There were originally two of them, one wasn't so hot looking but this one...oh I had high hopes for. It was gorgeous! The tops looked fabulous and my mouth was watering. I couldn't stand it any longer and yesterday I pulled this beauty up and what I found, well it wasn't pretty. The root maggots had beat me to it.
|This is what they got.|
|This is what we got. Sad isn't it?|
Confession: This is what I hate about gardening. Most of gardening I like or at least will do because it is needed in order to get a certain result, but this kind of thing is discouraging. I mean, I only had two turnips! Couldn't the darn flies go lay their stupid eggs somewhere else. Really guys, can' ya give me a break!
|Dirty little scoundrel!|
|Now yer lookin' more like the maggot you are!!!|
Normally you won't see me growing turnips, radishes and other crops that are affected by these insidious creatures. I've tried and I hate that I never seem to get the row cover on at the right time or forget to put in on all together...or think, "Maybe this year I won't have to."...that never ends well. In all honestly, I'd rather buy my root crops at the market and not have to fuss with the root maggots. So all I can say about this whole turnip growing thing for this year...Oh well, it was worth a try.