I love having a vegetable garden. It is really cool going out into the yard and picking something for dinner. Yeah, and at the produce shop, I have a little conversation with myself that goes something like this: “No, I don’t need to buy potatoes ’cause we have lots of them. Nope, I don’t need any zucchini cause we have too many of them! And no, no peas for us this week because we have them, too!” And I smile to myself 🙂
I like it. We’re still learning. And growing. And changing. But I think it is all good. I tend to only put “pretty” pictures in the blog. I’ll change that this week. One picture shows what should be the pretty pumpkin flower, but this one is eaten by slugs. We have had so many, many, many slug this year! It’s amazing we have an abundant harvest given how much was sacrificed to slugs. We’ll be changing the layout of the fruit orchard this winter. The strawberries needed more space than we planned so we’ll be spreading them out. Now about the pumpkins: they take up a lot of space! But I love seeing their flowers so late in the summer. We’re hoping for some pumpkins this year – if they survive the slugs! Luckily, our potatoes haven’t been affected by the slugs. Our main crop variety of Organic Sarpo Mira are delicious. The soil is excellent after the compost worked through it. It’s quite easy to fork up the spuds, wipe off the dirt, and boil them up! I think they just might be our favorites of the garden (for the moment, anyway).
I hope you have access to fresh garden vegetables this summer!
P.S. I changed my blog around a little bit. I hope you like it!