Then I was left with the knowledge there was less growth time in front of me than behind me. What to do? Turn to Martha Stewart for her extended season growing calendar. I purchased kale, planted seeds, continued to water and weed and now… A testimony to patience and perseverance!
Having a kitchen garden had always been a dream of mine.
To walk outside our backdoors, to pick fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables was once the norm and for many still is.
Connected to our mother Earth, being in tune with her heartbeat provides a security not found in daily commutes and eight-plus hour work days. Beginning in May and continuing though to the first autumn frost I know I will be provided for.
I plant seeds and she waters and fertilizes new growth.
We co-create a garden that provides not only for the human family but also for a myriad of creatures who share our space. Birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and arachnids compete for a space to create a home or food for themselves and their young. I too compete in the reaping.
Tomatoes, cabbages, peppers, sometimes I am not the first to harvest from the garden!
I do not mind sharing, they give back by strengthening the web of life through our inter-connectedness.
As the vegetable garden expanded so did the varieties planted there
A twist on cabbage, Savoy
A beautiful green cauliflower, Romanesco, sometimes called Romanesco broccoli, a cross between several heirloom cauliflower varieties. We harvested our first head yesterday and it became the main ingredient in a popular English dish, Cauliflower Cheese with Leeks.
A pea tomato with tomatoes as small as the size of pearls but bursting with intense flavor
And blue potatoes, sorry, only the flowers for now! (If you look closely you will see scallions and lettuce planted in the lower terrace)
Remember Super Moon tomorrow night, be sure to toast the celestial event in your own way, I shall have a glass of wine in hand!