Well, here I am, back from my short hiatus. . . and once again, my apologies if anyone was the least bit disappointed that I didnt post Friday or Monday. As it turned out, the “minor procedure I had on Thursday ended up being a bit more on the major side. Not a lot, really, but I was stuck in the hospital until Saturday and still not feeling all that great by Monday.
But thats not what youre here for! Lets talk gardening! I had high hopes of spending a day on Saturday or Sunday with Trevor playing yard boy. . . you know, we could walk
around the yard together and I could tell him, That mum needs trimming. Theres a weed. Maybe a bit more mulch over there. And he could take care of those light chores
while I directed him, and I could feel like we were a bit more on top of things
in the gardens. Sounds like fun, doesnt it? (For me, at least!) He was more than willing (bless his wonderful heart), but, as it turned out, I wasnt even up to walking around the yard. (He did pick tomatoes and beans, though, while I supervised from an Adirondack chair. He really is the best.)
So the chores to be taken care of still abound. Maybe this coming weekend. . . but I digress. (Shocking, I know.) What I did manage to do on Monday was clean all the produce
that Trevor had picked on Sundaynot that there was a huge amount of it, but it was kind of excitingweve picked beans about three times now, and this was by far the smallest batch of the three, but we are starting to get little tomatoes everywhere. Only a few big tomatoes so far, but the little ones are so awesome! I just love having cherry tomatoes in
all colors and shapestheyre so pretty when you put them in a salad, or even just in a bowl on the table. Weve also gotten some white cucumbers (they got a little bigthey were hiding under leaves) and some of the lemon cucumbers, an heirloom I had planted.
And arent those purple beans just beautiful? (I know, many people dont get so excited
about vegetables as I do, but come on! Purple beans!! Right??) Its really too bad they turn green when you cook them.
I cant wait to do some canningIm thinking of trying pickled green beans, for something different. Of course, my canning plans often fall the way of my gardening plans. . . but well see how it goes.