The summer has turned my garden from a growing sanctuary into a space where plants literally grab onto you as you walk past them. It has gotten…..well…thick out there. I have said before that I think of myself as a hurried gardener and that title still stands. The garden is my best friend and worst enemy at the same time. I stares at me, and yells at me about how I am neglecting its needs. So, finally, this weekend I took heed and spent the better part of Sunday giving it a harvest hair cut. The compost pile got a bit bigger and the garden was tamed….for now. And now the boxes of harvested veggies are taunting me. All in good time my children, all in good time.
What the garden looked like in the beginning of July
Kiddos digging up spuds
Moved the pumpkin patch inside the front gate this year.
Pumpkins scaling the fence
This is what the neighbors see
Bees and raspberries
Hops on high
The corn was planted outside the back door this year
2 random strawberries found late July
Tiny onions, garlic, garden crest
Green beans, Pinto beans, Black beans
no weeds (or at least fewer)
This won’t last long
Shucking black beans and pinto beans
kids stopped helping after only this many. oh well.
This is why I own 3 crock pots and 2 dehydrators.