Monday, July 13, 2009

Garden update :: July 10

So yeah, I've got a Tantre Farm CSA, and I love popping into Westside. I'm addicted to Morgan and York, Plum Market, Zingerman's deli, and occasionally Whole Foods and all those sweet little shops in Kerrytown.

But I love more than anything growing my own food. As soon as the ground freezes I start thinking about putting miniscule dormant seeds deep in the soil, inside them the genetic codes hiding for all kinds of flavors and textures. Frankly it amazes me. Every time I get as excited as if it were the first.

This summer is no exception. I love walking out to my plot and surveying the growth in the morning, gently balancing my coffee. Don't ask my why it gives me such pleasure. The weeding I could give or take, but even that in the right mood, I can get into.

Several days ago I took a few snapshots of the current state of the garden. Much is still in the premature stages, artichokes, eggplants, watermelon, pumpkins, and tomatoes all have a few weeks before they are bursting with flavor.


Lilies of the Field said...

So jealous of your REAL garden instead of my "stoop" garden, which is slowing rotting. Keep forgetting to send you that - Garden Portrait: Lady in Robe :)

Me! said...

My next house will have a yard where I can grow a garden like yours! (hopefully)