I don't know why it's always exciting to find the first zucchini. In a couple of weeks, I'll be wondering what the heck to do with all of them that are quickly turning into the size of a baseball bat.
It seems like over night my nasturtiums have burst forth with a myriad of blossoms. Supposedly nasturtiums don't like a soil that is too rich because that produces more foliage than flowers. And I think that may be very true. But where in the world do you plant the seeds if you've been doing all you can for umpteen years to enrich the quality of all your soil?
I've always much preferred the curly variety of parsley to the flat leaf. This mound of the curly type is flourishing this year. Beets are in the foreground and kohlrabi behind. Dill off to the back right.
I was given a flat leaf parsley plant so, of course, stuck it in the garden. Right now it's starting to scare me as it's nearly three feet tall and almost as wide. Yep, it must be a good year for parsley.
Our humidity has lessened a bit which makes the days (and nights) much more tolerable. Once again, though, we're needing rain. Thunderstorms are forecast for late today and over night, but the clear, cloudless sky right now near noon time is showing no signs of wet weather. I'm waiting to edge around all the flat garden plots and pull some weeds until the soil gets some moisture in it as, right now, it's like ceee-ment!
I live with my husband on a small homestead in Northeastern Minnesota. Our daughter (Beyond the Fork in the Road) currently lives in a small cabin in the woods not too far from us.
Our place is located outside a small tourist town and a two and a half hour's drive from the nearest big city. Trips to the city are infrequent, well-planned, and exhausting!
We currently raise chickens and have hives of honey bees. Raising some of our meat and most of our fruits and vegetables is a priority for us; so, along with our birds for meat and eggs, we have fruit trees, berry patches and a huge vegetable garden.
Quilting is my passion, and I could happily spend each day in my quilt studio if I weren't happily spending each day out in the garden. Good thing we have winters up here; Mother Nature helps keep my life balanced.
Home and Household Manager (Highly-Skilled Domestic Engineer)
Wife of Retired School Teacher (I Really Enjoy Having Him Home)
Mother of Grown Child (I Am So Proud of Her)
Fanatic Gardener (So Many Seeds, So Little Summer)