The second half of the month of August is always a joy to me. This is the time where my acquired “Square-foot-gardening” skills start to show the rewards of working those raised bed gardens pay off.
The heirloom tomato’s are ripening at a quick pace this year and I am sharing them with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. I have been yielding about 12 tomato’s per day. Both yellow and green squash has made for some pretty delicious side dishes. Early summer provided for 12 huge broccoli plants that tasted better than candy. This was the first year I grew lemon cucumbers, which purity by accident. My organic supplier mixed up the plants. Lettuce went quick this year even though I replanted twice.
Next years goal is to try to start everything from seed. Without a small greenhouse I will have to try to do this indoors and the difficulty with that is a curious cat. Hmm. I think this was the reason I purchased the plants in the first place from the organic nursery.
Gardening for me is probably one of the simplest joys I find in life. Time spent in the garden is my time to get away from the stresses of life and just focus on nature. That joy also seems to be replicable as it ignites joy in those I share vegetables with.