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.
If you would have asked me last June how I envisioned my summer gardens, how I was anticipating our food production, I would have had to stop and think. Forever the optimist, I probably would have told you that the cold weather will probably affect our heat loving crops, but that we would be okay. But honestly, the realist in me was worried. We were still getting nights below 10’C (in the 40s) and everything had stunted. My spring crops were thriving, but there was a part of me that was really worried about not having taken our CSA share for the summer and fall.
Oh how much can change in just a few months.
I haven’t had time to write, haven’t had time to take pictures, because we have been harvesting from morning ’til night. What you see above was only my harvest for our meals that day. What you don’t see is pounds of kale and Swiss chard, baskets full of cucumber. You don’t see the inside of my fridge, filled to the brim with summer squash, green beans, herbs and my counter, filled with tomatoes, all waiting to be preserved for future months.
Mother Nature, once again, has proven herself the perfect team-mate. Guiding us through uncertain times, making sure we are fed and healthy. Keeping us on our toes. What gifts she gives.
Over the next few weeks, we will be starting to see our fall crops pop up. We’ve planted more carrots, peas, beans, herbs, kale, spinach, radishes and arugula. I don’t know if you’ve noticed on the very bottom right of my picture, but our asparagus has started popping up for a second showing. We’ve been enjoying a few every day, making it easy to save our frozen spring crops for winter. Our trips to the stores are fewer and farther between and our now bi-monthly trip to the farmer’s market for a few veggies we do not grow at home and for fruit is a short but happy one.
Life is good. Busy, but SO good.
How is your garden growing?