i took lots of pictures. gardens are amazing. but as my garden started producing, my hours were spent caring for my harvest and not sitting at a computer.
so, enjoy my first year garden experience in a fast replay.
loose control of the weeds.
cry to my husband who agreed to help weed an hour each morning before he went to work.
(he took one child with him each morning and rotated.)
watch things grow.
eat lots of radishes.
eat tons of fresh veggies.
worry about tomatoes (too many).
fall in love with the celery.
smile at sunflowers.
(cucumbers are not my favorite veggie. just so you know.)
watch beans climb a metal thing. it's beautiful.
drink a sip of cran-raspberry juice with more gratitude.
have a pantry and freezer that is overflowing.
go on vacation.
let the beans grow a little too long.
start a Sunday tea and scones tradition.
|these are potato plants...|
fall in love with small pepper plants that grow beautiful peppers.
eat a real, live, homegrown cabbage.
can plum sauce.
can green beans.
clean up the kitchen again.
oh, and a tree full of apples in our driveway.
but, anyone who has had a child knows that with number one you might go into things a bit naive. with your first child, you might think, "Oh, this is going to be so fun. Babies are so cute."
my second year garden will be more of a choice than an experiment. i will choose it again. but i will know just how much work it takes.
pearl buck was right. this IS a Good Earth.
|purple cauliflower is cool. seriously.|
this is NOT the end.