This year was the first year since we have been married that we had a garden. We had some nice friends who offered up their backyard for a plot that we planted with four families. We have all been rotating to water and take care of it.
I was apprehensive at first about my ability to grow much of anything… but nature is a pretty remarkable thing… soil, sun, and water and BAM fresh produce.
Here is a little bit of a before and after on the transformation…
We have been getting a TON of stuff and I have been busy in the kitchen trying to find creative uses for yellow squash and zucchini. Some times it seems there is not much growing but if you just wait a couple of days the food will attack you when you walk in… when I am there gardening I feel like I can hear the food growing… and all the happy bees doing their jobs for us make a nice little hum too.
There is NOTHING Like a fresh garden tomato though and I have no problems eating every single last one that comes into our house. Seriously when you taste a garden tomato you wonder what the heck the perfectly round red orbs you buy at the store are…. they do not taste the same!
So we have been loving fresh salsa, and spicy peppers on just about everything. I am hoping before the harvest is done to make some fresh pesto with the basil or maybe brushetta.
I LOVE gardening such a happy part of my summer, I want to do it every year for the rest of my life.