Seven weeks into the gardening season, and Thea and I are starting over.
Not that it's winning us many points in the RVA News Garden Wars, which is pitting the hyper-masculine gardening talents of Scott Pharr, Ryan Smartt and myself in a contest of wills, fertilizer and cute daughters.
After Nikole spent the better part of her late spring removing the universe of weeds that had overtaken our garden, you'd think the plants would show us some courtesy – though honestly, the kale and chard and beans and peas and carrots and radishes were all prolific and delish. It's the cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes who have left us with a bitter taste.
Going into Week 7 of Garden Wars, it's a 1-2-3 split with Ryan in the lead, Scott a close second and me trailing.
So, go check out the photos of this week's harvest of vegetables and cute kids, and cast a vote.
Do it for Thea.