Do you have a garden in the summer where you grow your own vegetables? We try to have one every year, but sometimes our crop leaves a lot to be desired! Some years we have such an abundance that I have to give some out to almost anyone who comes to our door! Other years, like last year our garden has produced such a poor crop that I pray that it will hold out to the beginning of Sept, let alone have any to roast or make into sundried tomatoes.
Over the years, we have changed what we plant depending on how well we did with the crop the year before. One year we tried corn, the soil seemed fine,but it just wasn’t nutritionally dense enough I guess, it didn’t even make it to a foot in height! We were hoping to have a really good crop like we did one year when we were out inVancouver. I remember how lovely it was to be abe to go out to the garden and pick a couple of fresh ears of corn for dinner, and oh was it soo good!
I have always loved fresh, organically grown vegetables, and that is one of the reasons we persevere. There is also something therapeutic about working the earth and getting it ready for the seedlings and nurturing it along until you get to enjoy ‘the fruit of your labours’. So, even though our romaine wasn’t as good as in previous years, our tomato plants were less than healthy and our basil …well lt’s just say we didn’t get much pesto made, we will still have a garden this year . My husband is already busy planning it all out!
There is nothing better than being able to walk out to your garden and pick a couple of beautiful sun-warmed tomatoes, and a few leaves of romaine to have for dinner! Can’t wait!