“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

The Pool Is Open

It seems we've had endless sunny days.
And as a result, the gardens are spectacular.
Please understand that I am not attributing any of the garden splendor
to myself, because, honestly, most of the flower gardens are on 

And some are thriving from down-right neglect!

The only gardens for which I take full credit is the shed garden

(because it's new and I putter around in it daily)

and the vegetable garden.
And though it looks beautiful, there are a couple items that have 
disappointed me.

I planted my broccoli early this year, but with the extreme low
temperatures that we had, it took it's good old time in growing.
Now that it is really hot outside, it is finally growing.
The thing is... broccoli harvested in this heat tends to be bitter.

And much of it bolts before it has even formed nice heads.
Note to self: no more broccoli, in light of the current local climate.

The tomatoes and peppers, on the other hand, are going crazy and
there are green babies hanging on most of the plants.
The amazing thing about these is... they all wilted and looked completely dead
after the couple killing frosts we had late in May.
They bounced right back, however.
Of course, they love the heat!

What has been...

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