As I walk around the yard getting photos of what’s growing, I realize how fast things are changing.
The potatoes planted in the fabric pot are now huge. The zucchini and cucumber seedlings (they are in this photo) are now twice the size they were. Many of the tomatoes now have little yellow flowers. And all the strawberries are loaded with unripened fruit.
That is how it’s suppose to be. Everything has to hurry up and grow – Fall is not far away! Really, the growing season in New England is so short. It’s been difficult for me to adjust to this fact after gardening year round in Florida.
But having a garden blog means updating could literally take place every day – with new photos! Sorry, can’t handle that schedule. As I get ready to write about something I photographed last week, I realize I’m already behind.
I am also realizing it’s fun to keep this blog up to date. I just viewed an older post from around this time last year and my front garden area (which I had just dug and improved) looks so sparse compared to how it is this year! I’ll have to get a photo to compare them – one more thing to do. I’ve spent so much time lugging dirt and digging and planting, that it’s heartening to see the progress I have made in just the past two years since I moved into this house. I’ve only spent one summer working on the gardens, as the growing season was well under way when I moved in during July 2011.
I am reminded that it won’t be long before I will be showing off pictures of my fresh veggies too. Yum… that’s why we do it right? Partially why anyway.
It used to be hard for me to read gardening blogs where couples would have all this fabulous planting done in huge backyards – I knew the guy was doing all the heavy lifting and digging. How lucky for women who have a good man to help out! The wife goes out and weeds and picks the harvest and cooks it up. But some of us must do it all. Now, I think I am doing just fine by myself. I will end up with more produce than I need, so what more could I want?
- The First of June, Weekend Gardening in The Heat (hydrangeasblue.wordpress.com)
- How does your NH garden grow? (porcupinedreams.wordpress.com)
- Community Gardening in Bolingbrook (greenfountaindale.wordpress.com)
- 10 Things to Consider Before You Start an Edible Garden (kcet.org)