I had mentioned my garden. Well, here it is, warts/weeds and all. I planted a very abbreviated garden this year, banking on my neighbor's huge and ultra-productive garden and my work-for-vege arrangement with Marianne. Has it been worth it? Yes and no. Yes, in that there was less to plant, water and weed. No, as in Marianne disclosed she had not planted cherry tomatoes because she doesn't like picking them. WTH? I have to say that a summer without cherry tomatoes is not summer. It is a pale and lacking rendition. My neighbor did plant cherry tomatoes but his garden is not organic. This is the guy with the 'scorched earth' policy when it comes to weed whacking. I tend to be more selective when it comes to helping myself to his garden's bounty.
Here are some photographs of this year's garden - snapped on the fly because... it started to rain!
|The sad, sad strawberry bed.|
|Dahlias (and ragweed!) and|
the garlic bed
|More dahlias, puny jalapenos and|
four tomato plants in rear
|Cukes, volunteer sunflower,|
fall crop beans (hidden behind the cukes)
and out-of-control lemon balm
|Always a winner - kale and collards!|
|Herb bed, comfrey behind|
|Self-seeding calendula and more|
|Els - do you remember this hat? One|
of my fondest memories of you and the Netherlands
was the tea shop with the hat store
|Dropped off by my neighbor - peas,|
blueberries and raspberries.