This month certainly feels like it’s been one rainstorm after another.
Ok. Maybe it feels that way because it has been that way.
We’ve had so few opportunities to get outside and enjoy our yard and work on creating more edible areas. But when we have had the opportunity, we’ve capitalized on it – whether that means a game of chase with the kids or weeding a little area that desperately needs it. I don’t know about you all, but I am ready for some serious summer weather.
I just took a quick walk around the yard to check on all the plants. It’s been raining since the afternoon (so what else is new?), so everything is glimmering with water and buzzing with mosquitoes. The tomatoes have grown to unbelievable proportions and have many beautiful specimens on the vines. I need to pick up some twine and tie up one branch that is getting away before it’s too late.
Meanwhile, the broccoli has all been harvested — well, what could be harvested. And now is flowering. I am not sure if it will sprout edible bits again, but I am waiting to see. I hate to leave the box alone though … perhaps I should add some herbs in the meantime?
Will’s pumpkin patch is starting to produce some seedlings. YAY! I plan to use grass clippings to mulch around the little plants and ward off weeds. Hopefully, that will mean good things for good soil there next year as well.
Meanwhile, my gladioli are coming up too. Can’t wait till they flower.
What’s up in your garden?
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of four cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to a tween and a teen, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.