We love our garden and the things we get from it, but I’ll be honest–I think we might not be very good gardeners. For example, we do not regularly weed. And as a result our garden looked like this today:
Also, I’m beginning to suspect we need to work more on planting things we like to eat. Sounds obvious, right? But I have to wonder why we are not eating more things from our garden. We have finally started to get things and we have many many gorgeous big bright beefsteak tomatoes. I personally do not eat raw tomatoes, which is too bad, but these will definitely not go to waste.
And the cucumbers. Remind me never to plant so many seeds again (or perhaps I should be thinning my seedlings.) I keep finding more and more giant yellowed cukes hiding under the thicket of weeds and plants. I could probably realistically use about 4 cucumbers per summer.
I did get a handful of tomatilloes and there are many more that are almost ripe. With our seemingly acres of mint I could have a nice salsa verde and mojitoes party (Liz and Eleanor, I’m looking at you!)
As I fought my way through the overgrown vines (did find a couple little watermelons ripening) I found the biggest surprise of all–a secret nest of FOURTEEN eggs!! We try to be diligent about keeping the garden gate firmly shut (lest the hens gobble the tomatoes), so we’re wondering if someone flew over or snuck in? Also, how old are the eggs? Is it a current project or from a long time ago???
One thing I was very careful not to pull out was the morning glory vine. It’s my very favorite flower every summer, and as always I worried that none would actually bloom. Today, though, I saw the first lovely purple flower.