Monday, July 21, 2008

It's a jungle out there

Way back (2 whole months) when I was planting the garden, everything looked so nice and tidy, if a little sparse. I always think I need to keep putting out plants or adding more seeds to help things fill in more. Above is how it looked back then......... and this is what it looks like now. Big difference, don't you think? After getting a rough start (mostly because Mr. Dandy kept picking off all the leaves), everything is growing like crazy now. I'm so glad I was able to put out a big garden this year. I heard on NPR this evening that food prices are going up again, because of fuel prices. Mainly, though, I just love the idea of growing so much of what we eat and being able pick it moments before I cook it. We had the first corn and green beans last night and finally the tomatoes are ripening. Naturally, zucchini and cucumbers are already getting ahead of me. I see pickle making in my future! And, if you live within 50 miles of me, don't be surprised if a bag full of zucchini mysteriously shows up outside your door!

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