May has been a busy month. This is the coolest May on record, or as I like to say, “It has been good brussels sprout weather.” The spring garden is already producing, and we are eating something fresh from the garden every day now. Instead of writing about the garden, I thought I would take you on a video tour.
My garden plots are at my parents’ house, which is less than a mile away from my house. My parents lovingly refer to me as their tenant farmer. I garden every morning and then sit and have coffee with them. It is a lovely way to start the day. This garden is what my parents’ see when they look out their kitchen window, so aesthetics are just as important for this plot as produce production.
The spring garden is where I put all the fussy crops that need lots of attention. The summer garden is where I put all those hot weather loving crops that are fine to be left to themselves such as okra, potatoes, pumpkins, beans and zucchini. The summer garden is much bigger and takes much more effort to prepare. This year I planted 54 tomato plants! I’m not sure what I was thinking when I planted all those seeds back in March.
Here’s to hoping that everyone has a bountiful season no matter where you are or what you do.