REAP WHAT YOU STREW

DAY 24, MAY 25, 2018

       Garden Song
Inch by inch, row by row
Gonna make this garden grow
Gonna mulch it deep and low
Gonna make it fertile ground
Slug by slug, weed by weed
Boy this garden's got me t'd
All the insects come to feed
On my tomato plants
       Pete Seeger written by David Mallett

My husband built me a raised bed garden.  A true “raised” bed.  I don’t have to do any bending or kneeling and I don’t have to weed!  He spent a lot of time digging a trench to bring water over to the planter.  Yes I am spoiled.  Yes he is wonderful.

Garden Spring 2018

My Spring plants are yet to ripen.  I have my fingers crossed that all these tomatoes will ripen before the deep summer arrives to dry everything up.

I love fresh tomatoes and I have quite a crop, that is if you can call a 12X10 garden a crop.  May I?  This is two plants with two different kinds of tomato.

Look closely in the next picture to see my adorable eggplant growing. It is about the size of my thumb.  Last year, we had dozens of eggplant and made such wonderful things as Eggplant Parmesan (I live for), Breaded Eggplant Caprese (to die for) and a friend made Baba Ganoush.

And although peppers are not a good companion plant for tomatoes, I found that out too late.  They all seem to be getting along for now but once the infighting starts, with spade in hand, I am prepared to relocate the pepper plants as I am sure they have the hottest temper.  I have some deadheading to do on the Marigolds and a few bug issues, but all in all, a successful little garden.

Garden 3 Pepper

Truth for today:  “We’re all given gifts in life, it’s what we do with them that shows us what we’ve learned.”
― Lise-Lotte Loomer, Greenhouse Hygge: The House of My Growing Dreams

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