Straight out of our back yard! This is the first year I’ve had a garden since I was about 5 years old – that year my mother taped one of our neighbor’s large tomatoes to our plant cause we couldn’t seem to grow any all summer and she didn’t want me to get all disappointed. Thanks mom! At least we had one that year.
Having a garden has been a very rewarding experience. Something to look forward to every day coming home, just to see how far the tomato plants progressed (I love tomatoes). We planted 10 heirloom tomato plants in a raised bed the previous renter didn’t even bother with for 5 years because it was full of invasive lilies.
Well dammit, I rooted out all those lilies this March, turned all the soil over by shovel. Got all dirty and up close with the worms and we planted some nice little seeds: Radish, carrots, tomatoes (of course), sweet thai peppers, yellow cucumbers, basil, lemon thyme, mint, rosemary, pole beans, snap peas, and sunflowers. We’ve got a nice plum tree in front, an apple tree in the back and some delicious concord grapes growing on the side. Amazing how quickly everything sprouted up here.
So life affirming this experience was and continues to be, and I simply am in awe of biology, what the sun, soil, and water are capable of. So, I couldn’t help but share some enthusiasm with all of you too. There’s nothing like growing your own, the flavors can’t be beat.
One of these Cherokee purple tomatoes, coupled with a Dr. “Somebody” ‘s yellow sliced all drippy sweet over mayo toast, topped with fresh ground pepper and I have been in a constant state of bliss for the past 3 weeks.
Thank you sun!
Just think, the same sun energy which grew all this great stuff — you can harvest to farm your own electricity and run your blender to make fresh drinks with too?! What an amazing world we live in.
Last modified: September 7, 2009