It was a truly lovely weekend. Saturday morning I went to the Farmers Market and purchased everything for a wonderfully big salad for Saturday night dinner. Lettuce, french breakfast radishes, cucumber, onion, tuna and shrimp. I splurged on a loaf of sourdough garlic cheese bread. Wow! A perfect dinner.
I spent the afternoon and all day Sunday weeding. I finally tackled the asparagus patch which had become quite full of weeds. I think because it is done feeding me this year I wasn’t giving it any attention. All is better now.
I lifted most of the garlic but left some in to see if they’ll get a bit bigger. I moved around the yard and filled two big bins with all kinds of nasty weeds. I hoed to break up the soil, then watered well. Everything looks clean and tidy. Even though I put off weeding, it’s quite satisfying. Much like housework; not fun to do but it makes a nice impression when finished.
Last night brought rain. I heard it begin around midnight and it is still sprinkling. Actually, it’s needed and is only supposed to be around for a couple of days providing everything with a good cool soaking. By Thursday the sun will return to ripen up a few veggies. I spy a few tiny green tomatoes among the foliage.
Last night I made chicken pie using my own carrots, tiny new potatoes, onion, and peas. Fun! The tri-color carrots are beautiful as a bunch but I’m not sure I like the anemic looking white ones or the dark purple ones on their own. Perhaps the typical bright orange carrot won out because of its vibrant high summer color.
My first planting of radishes (radishi??) will be ready soon as well as the potatoes. Gotta love the underground veggies; it’s like opening a box and not quite knowing what’s inside. You’re hoping for the perfect potato or carrot or radish but until you lift them from the soil you can’t quite be sure you’ll get your wish.
Things to do:
Time to pull out the peas after one last harvest.
Keep adding soil to the potatoes for more harvest.
Tie up tomatoes and trim a bit.
Set timers to water while away next week. (too bad our cool, damp weather didn’t save itself for next week)
Enjoy your week!
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