My Ugly Garden

My Ugly Garden

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Ugly Awards

Welcome to the 1st annual Ugly Awards.  As the growing season winds down, we want to take a moment to recognize those who work so tirelessly to make The Ugly what it is.

In the category of Best Non-Producer:

Heirloom Purple

It takes true individualism to ignore the Director and forge one's way to Best Non-Producer.  Despite water, compost, and attention, This heirloom still produced nothing.

Best Mediocre Producer:

San Francisco Fog

There is a tie in the category of Best Mediocre Producer.  Roma and San Francisco Fog.  While they were far from stellar, they did manage to provide some fruit for the Director.  Mostly sandwich material.

At this time The Ugly would like to recognize the Honorable Mention category:

Blue Lake Bean

This Blue Lake Bean continues to fight despite a near death experience.  Record high temperatures nearly took out this hardy bean, unfortunately, it is a bit late in the season for a full come back.  We will watch this up and comer next season. 

Our second to last category is Best Supporting Herb.  This award goes to the herb that produced the greatest harvest and provided the varied performance in terms of flexibility in the culinary arts.  Congratulations to:

Ocimum basilicum. Not much explanation needed here.  This herb is a true star.

The Best Performance award is our final award.  This goes to the plant that produced the most fruit for the Director and her family.  This plant exceeded The Ugly's expectations and will definitely be invited back to The Ugly for future performances.  Congratulations to:

Current Tomato

The Current Tomato.  This plant continues to produce tiny and flavorful tomatoes that the Director has been using all season.  Another star of The Ugly.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed this years The Ugly Awards.  I look forward to what stars will emerge next season.  As we move into Fall a new cast of characters is sure to emerge, so stay tuned.


  1. Hi Christine, You have a fun blog... this post is great! So glad to get to know you through Kathleen:)