Every summer, my garden leaves me awestruck.
The wondrous events that take place there, right under my nose,
are nothing to take for granted.
How a tiny seed, carrying a plant's entire life's instruction manual
encoded on it's DNA,
grows into a huge nutrition-gifting biomass is nothing
short of a miracle.
Our weather this spring has been a gift...
plenty of rain and sunshine and mild temperatures
have made for the perfect growing season for spring crops.
About a week ago I harvested our broccoli.
It was sweet and tender.
Too much heat makes broccoli bitter - an experience we have had in the past
when Summer comes pushing her way past Spring,
rendering Spring powerless.
Yesterday I harvested the tender side shoots that grow
after the main floret is cut.
This will most likely be the end of the broccoli.
I hope to plant more in the fall.
Another spring crop, cabbage, is doing especially well this year,
as tiny heads are quickly growing into kraut-worthy orbs.
The cucumber box is full of tiny pickles.
In a week or so I will have cucumbers galore!
Tomatoes are starting to form on the vines.
I have been extra vigilant this year in keeping the lower branches trimmed
from the stems to allow for adequate...