Last weekend was spent pulling grass and weeds, trimming and pruning, staking/trellising and tidying up the garden. Reward for my efforts came in the form of a wheelbarrow full of trimmings and some aches and scrapes – my garden doesn’t even look any thinner or sparser. It’s getting crowded and LUSH, but I want it in good shape before I go back to class and everything needs a little room to ripen as well. The garden needs to be ready to survive without so much love for a few months after school starts on the 22nd, when I’ll only have time to water and eat tomatoes!
This was my harvest last Sunday: artichokes, lemons, sage, mint, lavender, yellow squash, green zucchini, yellow pencil pod beans…
On the subject of re-purposing, I have been using empty wine bottles to keep the water hose from crushing the plants at the edges of the garden. It works really well and stays in place much better than the spikes they sell. It does look like a wino’s garden, but then I guess it is 🙂 There’s one in the front too, right by the sidewalk. It amuses me to watch people walking by stop and stare at the bottle with funny looks on their faces. Some will reach down and touch the bottle or spin it around in the dirt. One person even pulled it out, set it upright and left it in my driveway. They’ll either figure it out or assume somebody got piss-drunk and planted the empty.
A rare photo of Tom, getting ready to make Lemon Semifreddo with our fresh picked lemons. Our lemons are so sweet that he usually cuts out at least half the sugar.
The Moon is on the wane for another week so I’ll be busy with catching up, clearing out, cleaning, getting rid of, tying up loose ends….in the office, home and garden. Next Saturday night when the Moon is dark and my load is lighter, I can think about starting something new.
Please tune in tomorrow when I update Kenny’s and my Potato experiments.