Thursday, May 24, 2012

How my Garden Grows

Our garden is off to a great start compared to last year's garden.  The winter and spring were so mild, everything could be planted early.  We are still needing some rain, but we have gotten enough to make the garden grow.

Rattlesnake green beans.  Won't be long now.

Can you see the little cukes?  We will have some by Saturday.

It will be a while longer for these tomatoes to ripen, but they are looking good.  Last year, we didn't get tomatoes planted until about this time.

We have been eating this lettuce for about a month. Two people just can't eat that much lettuce!

If you see me looking green, it is because we have eaten broccoli everyday for a while. Every time we cut some, four or five more heads pop up in its place. It is wonderful baked in the oven with carrots and onions sprinkled with olive oil.

We have plenty of basil, dill, cilantro, and other herbs ready. 

I would garden even if there was no harvest, just for the joy of watching things grow.  Several years ago, I was being treated for severe depression, and my counselor told me to go outside and dig and breathe and let it go.  Worked for me!!!