Tuesday, May 10, 2011

tending and growth


This afternoon, Cal burst through the door to drag me outside with him. He'd discovered some plants that had sprung up in a previously empty bed in the garden. We inspected everything, and then got to work weeding and thinning and trimming back, all over the yard. Our herbs are going strong, and it looks as if we're going to have blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and rhubarb, too, before we know it. If the sun shines, and if we water and fertilize and manage to keep the aphids and slugs at bay, we will enjoy a good harvest.

6 comments:

Sammi said...

i love the idea of growing my own vegetables, and we have a garden. yet actually doing it seems never to happen. however i have a friendly customer at work who supplies me with fresh lettuce, rhubarb, leeks and other vegetables throughout the year.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Lucky you, Sammi! With a neighbor like that, it would be hard to see the need to do your own. If you wanted to, you could grow something like one tomato plant in a pot. Even small-scale gardening like that can be enormously satisfying, not to mention delicious.

thisfriendlyvillage said...

Your chives are beautiful! Even if they didn't add so much flavor to food I would still want them around because of how they look!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I know that excitement. Outdoor discovery is so fun, especially in a garden.

KPiep said...

Love the pictures today! And you have reminded me....I need to get busy and start an herb garden. I can't have dried spices, but my allergist has said I can use fresh!

Francesca said...

growing vegetables - from sowing to harvesting - is a long process, filled with hope.