Thursday, August 7, 2014

Garden Journal

Alright so I know if I eat too many carrots I'll turn orange, or if I over do it with the garlic I'll have somewhat of a pungent body odor, and too many grapes.... well we've all made that mistake once or twice.  But what what about zucchini or squash, is it possible to overdose?  Well I'm well on my way, and taking the family with me.  Fried zucchini, raw zucchini, grilled zucchini, zucchini kabobs, zucchini bread, zucchini stir fry, zucchini noodles, and ditto with the squash.  Might as well use it up while we have it, but I have to admit the novelty has definitely worn off, too bad the pickings haven't done the same.  I guess it's time to start (actually I've been doing this from the beginning) leaving it welcomely or unwelcomely on neighbors doorsteps.

Most of the work in the garden this week has been done by the bees.... well, the bees and the overwhelming  production of green and yellow tubular vegetables done by one large leafed plant.  It's actually been a little dangerous to venture near the hyssop and bee balm these days.

Watching the bees busily gathering what they'll need for their own winter stores, has inspired me to do some gathering of my own.  Poppy seeds, and columbine seeds probably aren't as valuable as honey for winter stores, but I figure assisting in the reseeding of flowers has got to fit into the honey making process somewhere.... right?

I finally let the boys pick the peas.  I think their funny appearance (the peas not the boys) is the result of my late planting date.  Funny looking (again... the peas not the boys) or not, they still tasted pretty good.

Gardening is always a waiting game, but we've got plenty to do while we wait.  There's no lack of things to do around the house, but really it's the call of the great outdoors that keeps us busy the most.  And with only one full week of summer before the boys head back to school we'd better pick up our pace. 


1 comment:

  1. Your garden looks fantastic and very productive. Great Job!