I may or may not have started off my garden with a little too much gusto. There has been a serious heat wave hitting the midwest and unfortunately, that in combination with my work schedule lately, has left my sweet back yard garden in a little mess. I am happy to report though, that the things that I was the most excited about have survived and done well so far! Especially the kale, although, I am still having bunny problems.
Rainbow Swiss Chard.
I have recently discovered the tastiness that is chard. Come next planting season, I will probably be planting more greens like these.
Purple Wax Beans. Look at that lovely color! I should probably harvest them now. This will be my first real vegetable harvest, I am very excited about this.
Butternut squash blooms. This little thing bloomed just today. My poor squash plants almost didn't make it through the week. I am thankful that I chose to put them in a pot, because I was able to move them to a shady part of the patio, where they have been recovering from the heat.
These are some stray grapes that are winding their way from our neighbors yard into ours. I will not complain about this..
I understand now why so many people love to garden. Maybe it is because of my inherent nurturing tendencies that loves to water and watch the plants every morning and evening, and admire them growing. I can imagine how a garden can become a little like a child to some people, tending, pruning, weeding and encouraging tiny seeds to grow, and enjoying see them do so. Maybe when we are done having children, and they are off making their own way in the world, I will have enough experience to have a beautiful and delicious garden to enjoy and care for.
How is your garden coming along?
If you don't have one, what would you love to grow?