These days when I look around the garden, I see so much potential.
I see heirloom tomatoes for sandwiches, bruchetta and tomato sauce.I see red zinger tea from our Thai Red Roselle.
I see roasted Black Cherry tomatoes in our freezer. I daydream about fresh cucumber salads, pickles and relishes.I question what this mystery squash is, and hope that it’s a melon!Rosie waits with me, hoping that I’ll throw the ball for here in the meantime.
Most of the strawberries have past (with holes in the them), but now that there’s straw protecting them from bugs, we wait for strawberries to mature. Of course, there are blackberries that we’re waiting for as well.The various hot peppers got a late start, so we wait for them. How much fish emulsion does it take to speed them up?
And we wait for eggplants, to be turned into Indian and Mediterranean dishes for our al fresco summer meals. Luckily, the ladybug is waiting for aphids on the eggplant. I guess waiting can be useful.Waiting to see what our mystery compost squash will create. The bed is starting to climb up, but there are no female flowers (that I can find) yet.
And we wait for zucchini and basil. We waited too long to plant ours, and they became a little stunted. With watering and fish fertilizer, they’ve started to grow bigger, so soon we may get flowers.
What a great harvest we will have!
I can’t wait!