After a spring devoid of garden success (sparrows ate the peas, springs crops like radishes bolted too quickly, lettuces were slow to grow), I welcome summer. Warmer temperatures and less torrential rain will surely help our sustainable garden grow.
Grapes, tomatoes, and peppers bend with fruit and hope for autumn harvest.
Greens and herbs grow by inches overnight.
Insects exchange flower dust for nectar in the symbiotic relationship that creates so much of our food: pollination. Thank you, bees and butterflies, for this gift.
Beans climb and slowly reveal their flowers.
Cucumber and squash plants also hide petals under their shady leaves.
We pick small handfuls of warm, soft ripe raspberries daily, coveted by child, chickens, and hounds alike.
How does your garden grow?