Of all the things I love . . cooking, knitting, quilting and gardening . . I think gardening is my very favorite. That’s what I’m saying today when it’s about 65º and sunny. In July and August, when it’s 110º and the sun is beaming down . . I’m betting gardening will not be my favorite hobby.
Today Vince is out tilling the unplanted spots so I can get peas, onions and brussels sprouts planted.
The soil in the garden spot is so amazing. Yesterday when I was in town I bought some apricot trees but couldn’t get them home in the Highlander. We were going to go back in the pickup and get them this morning but our neighbors were going to town so they said they would bring them home for us. They had owned all this property before selling it to the folks we bought it from and they couldn’t believe that we hadn’t done anything to the soil here . . it’s just like we found it.
Having good soil makes such a difference in the life of a gardener. We would have to work so much harder to have a decent garden if we didn’t have good soil to start with.
I dug some of the most beautiful carrots for the neighbors this morning. Vince said he wanted some to munch on so I’m going out to dig more and wash them for him since he’s working so hard!
Just look at that lettuce! It keeps producing and everywhere I find an empty stop, I plant more lettuce. It should make well til July or August and then by September, I should be able to start planting lettuce again.
It’s real hard to buy grocery store lettuce after having this good stuff.
The neighbor is still trying to get a witcher out to find them and us a spot to put in a garden well that we can run off a solar panel. I’ll be so happy to get a second well and take some of the stress of our current well, which we’re using for the garden and all the fruit trees.
Back out to the garden I go . .