Alas, I have experienced every one of the topics I've drawn about in this strip! I love to grow things...I'm not really good at it, but I'm constantly learning, and I hope, improving. You wouldn't say that based on the results I had this year though! July did not happen. The temperatures were cold right through until August. My peppers were flowering in October...then promptly freezing! Zero peppers, very few tomatoes, brussels sprouts are still attempting to live in the greenhouse...they're about the size of a dime now. Not hopeful.
A bit about the strip above...panel 3 is a tip of the hat to a local radio show on CBC in Newfoundland & Labrador (Gardening Crosstalk). Panel 4 is reflective of the jolt one receives when hitting a rock with a pick, which is about every swing usually...but sometimes you hit one dead on and feel it right through to your toes! Panel 5 still holds true. I had a 'mystery plant' growing in my container box this year amongst the lettuce. Turned out to be a huge sunflower! I'm guessing the seed had been dropped by birds. Panel 7 is in reference to the historic 'Sprung Greenhouse' fiasco that the Peckford administration subjected us to back in the 1980's (I remember the slogan was something like 'self sufficiency in cucumber production'... which we already were considering only about 0.001% of the population can stomach the vile tasting growth! Oddly enough, once pickled, we love them!) and finally panel 8 sums up something my brother always speaks of, dandelions are our best growing crop.
All we have to do is figure out how to get rich from them! Those and alders!!