My knitting WIPs are either all under wraps or uninteresting blobs for the moment, so I’m going to blog about my garden. I consider myself quite lucky to have grown up with a dad who likes to garden. Starting seeds inside in the winter, weeding and dead-heading in the summer, eating cherry tomatoes right off the plant and the smell of good soil make up a good portion of my memories. Dad would let me look through the seed catalogs and make lists of what I would like to grow in the garden – and would gently let me know that some things just don’t grow too well in our rocky New England soil / short growing season. We would try different things though – peanuts didn’t grow at all. Now that I have my own home and yard, I feel like I have to have a garden! It’s not a quick hobby, but it can be so satisfying (unless you find that the deer and bunnies think you’ve laid out a special salad bar for them). I love that now the Lorax is into it as well – this year she helped weed, plant seeds, water and look for bad bugs. I was very late in getting my plants outside this year (like, fourth of July!), so my harvest is a bit behind schedule but it’s coming! I remembered to finally bring my camera outside to document the perpetual work in progress.
One of a handful of daddy long-legs (it’s not a spider!) that patrol the garden.
One of two hard working ladybugs that I found walking on the sunflower stems – it’s a red ladybug – not an imposter.
A girl and her green beans – I harvest and she eats half of them before we even get into the house! Same as last year.