Sharing a little glimpse of my garden that makes me happy.
Wishing you a very peaceful day.
Once again this year, I’ll be sharing little glimpses of our gardens. Although so much is growing all the time, there is always a little moment every week that makes me smile extra wide and this is what I want to share with you.
Gardening to me is a lot of things. But one of the biggest lessons to learn about it is mastering the art of letting go. To garden is to choose to put yourself entirely in the arms of Mother Nature and all its glorious moods. There is a lot you can do to try to better the situation : Pest control, weeding, covering your rows, protecting your plants, watering… But at the end of the day, the season you get is the first biggest influence on what will grow and what you will harvest.
We’ve always excelled at tomatoes. Maybe we’ve just been lucky and the weather has always been perfect. Even when we started to grow from seed, although many other crops would fail, wilt, stunt, bolt, tomatoes always flourished. This may be the first year we turn that story around.
23 tomatoes is what I counted Saturday morning, all from the nursery stock we bought to replace all the transplants we lost due to late frosts and harsh hardening conditions (mainly excessive winds). I’m sure we will get much more. So many flowers are blooming here and there. But on our own plants, still nothing. Like little wisps of ivy, they barely hold up their heads. The heat just isn’t there to give them the boost they need I’m afraid. So we may not be canning much of our own this year. Thank God for our local farmers. But we can at least be assured a few amazing tomato sandwiches, roasted tomato pizzas and some fresh salsa.
Let it go and chalk it up to a bad year my friends. If you are only gardening for results, you will be often disappointed. Like my friend Isis from Little Mountain Haven once wrote :
How is your garden growing?