Sunday, July 6, 2014

It's Growing

We have been so lucky to be soaking in sunshine lately. The garden has been blooming and ripening in the sunlight. We do need to be very vigilant about watering when the days are so hot but we also got a day or two of rain to give us a day off.

We are busy harvesting carrots (look at those carrots! It's probably been our best year for carrots.), peas, chard, beets, kale, garlic, strawberries, a few raspberries and herbs. I had hoped for a better year for our herbs since my stores of dried herbs are almost gone but the heat got to a few of my pots before I could. We also lost several chili seedlings during a failed attempt to harden them off last month. I suppose that's the thing about gardening; there are always new challenges.

This is my favorite part of growing our own food. Standing in the garden eating fresh peas, planning meals by looking out my window, eating as fresh as possible and finding a renewed gratitude in nature for the nourishment it gives.

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