We hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July!
For better or worse, whether one agrees or not, we try to embrace the good parts of what is called the “rugged, American spirit” or “rugged individualism” when it comes to putting energy into our gardens and home values. Even when it’s hard, we pick ourselves back up, look at each other and say: “we’ll figure this out” – and then we get on with it.
We understand that everyone has different perspectives, experiences, and resources. We respect that! This is not a political post – the philosophies, issues, and arguments are too complex to discuss here. We would hope, however, that no matter those differences, we can all take a step towards knowing better where our food comes from and how it grows… and even taking part in growing / raising our own food.
Growing Our Own Food: It’s a knowledge and skill set that is dangerous to lose (we believe). So, on this July 4th, if you are an American (heck, if you are a HUMAN on this spinning rock we call Earth), try on some “rugged spirit” or “rugged individualism” – and work with / help your neighbors and community when you can! – and grow your own food. Whether it’s a big veggie garden in your back yard, cooking herbs in your kitchen window, or a potted tomato plant on your porch, do it.
This Morning’s Dew
Side garden: Dew on the Golden Bantam Sweet Corn (a different variety from the corn growing in the upper garden) and Honeynut Squash.
It’s Neat Growing Garlic
The photo is a little blurry, but here’s a shot of the garlic and squash and a cornstalk in the waaaaay back.
Corn Succession Planting
Doing it a little differently this year! We planted the Top Hat Sweet Corn a little over three weeks apart. Hoping to harvest in batches.
Beans and Peas
The Italian Pole Beans (thanks, Dad for the seeds) are starting to climb. Also, some Purple Podded Peas making an appearance.
Sugar Snap Peas
We are trying to train them to climb the tri-pods Mr. Gordon built this year.
I would love to harvest the zucchini flowers and fry them, but I can’t bring myself to give up the zucchini itself.
Scarlet Nantes Carrots
Carrot patch. I’m not the greatest at growing carrots – and actually, I had planned to grow some inside this year in a big planter – but it will be nice to enjoy some fresh carrots. Hopefully the patch does well!
Thanks for Walking Through The Garden With Me Today!
Have a fantastic day!