Garden Update, Part 8

September rolled in and on the second day of the month it was as if someone flipped a switch and made it autumn. Hopefully we’ll get an encore of the nice weather, but given the course of this year so far it is not something I’d put money on. On the weekend I dug up …

Garden Update, Part 6

Gardens are funny in the way that on one day they are potential things, they are spaces about to produce food. The next day, they are abundant and overflowing and it becomes almost impossible to keep up with their bounty. We’re at the “next day” phase. In the last week I’ve eaten more snap peas …

Garden Update, Part 5

It is raining as I write this, but yet I ran outside to snap a few pictures. As the first half of the year begins its final day, July sweeping into view ahead, the vegetable garden has in ten days evolved into a proper patch. Two weeks more of on-again off-again rain and sunshine has …

Garden Update, Part 4

This is the point in the garden when optimism is flourishing as much as the plants seem to be. It’s been about a month since we planted, and much has come up strong and healthy. It doesn’t hurt that we’ve had almost perfect rain during that span. Day-long drenching soaks followed by a few days …