I’ve written a bit about our summer garden here on the blog, but what I haven’t spent much time on is sharing how we enjoy our homegrown (or otherwise seasonal) produce.
Autumn is, without a doubt, my favorite season. There are so many reasons I could get into, but that’s another post for another day. Today, I want to talk about one reason I tend to miss summer: it means saying goodbye to the garden.
I can’t tell you what a joy gardening has been for me over the past few years now. As a child, my parents and grandparents encouraged gardening summer after summer, but I simply never took an interest.
It feels like I was just reporting on the progress of our garden, but looking back at those photos from only a few weeks ago has me floored at what a difference such a short amount of time can make. Nearly everything has tripled in size and we’ve already begun harvesting and enjoying much of it.
June has flown right on by and I’ve barely had time to tend to our garden, let alone share any updates on its progress! I got a pretty late start on getting things in the ground this year, compared to the past couple of years, and was so worried that we’d have little-to-no starts to choose from and that what we did plant wouldn’t be able to catch up and be ready to harvest before the first frosts of fall.
It’s been a dry, dry summer up until the past couple of weeks here in Northeast Indiana, and that, mixed with the intense heat, has made it rather difficult to maintain not only lawns, but gardens, too.
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