Last week, in my garden. (July 25th)
Last night, in my garden.
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This week a great many things are growing in my garden, and just as much coming out of it. I'm putting up green beans and basil by the jar full. The humidity here has shifted, making for lovely preserving in the kitchen without all that heat. Yes.
This week, in my garden, I am...
...spending a lot of time pulling, looking at, filling buckets of and thinking about weeds. And realizing that a big pile of them is pretty even in a five gallon plastic bucket when you put it in the sunlight.
...being helped by all the little hands nearby - those pushing wagons and sniffing cabbage (these things I cannot explain), and those who take a break from digging in the dirt to bring his Mama some raspberries.
...trying not to think too much about all the squash bugs and the damage they've done. (Not a single zucchini yet...but winter squash to come? Oh, I hope.)
...watching cucumbers slowly but surely make their way.
...seeing so very many tomatoes and getting excited about all the many things I want to do with them.
...loving the smell of those first thinned batch of carrots right when they're pulled from the ground.
...planning on talking my guest today into an editorial meeting in the garden area, just because, as we turn the calendar page and as we watch one more crop pass, I'm not wanting to miss any time out here at all. I hope she'll agree.