Garden – love it, hate it


Did I mention cabbage and kale?

The first salads fresh from the garden, the new herbs, the lovely green and edible. Love it!  The first sweet corn, the first new potatoes and green peas. The lovely taste of own grown broccoli, tomatoes and cucumbers.

The over abundance, the fear of waste, the need to process, eat, give away and do it now! Hate it! The garden is just so demanding, it wants attention. It wants attention now.

It seems like there’s never enough and then there’s too much. Right now I should be processing tomatoes, green beans, peppers and doing something with the ever over abundant zucchini. Bah humbug.

I pulled up the green bean plants by their roots yesterday. So what if they were still green and had flowers. I’m done with them. And I don’t care about the chives, they don’t keep their flavor that well if they’re dried anyway. And what are we going to do with all the hot peppers. It was dry this year, that adds to hot. I’m not really an extreme hot lover. Never have liked burning lips, mouth and on…you know what.

But really, why worry? Over abundance isn’t really a worry. Something will eat it, if not us, something furry. Or it will just become compost for the next year’s garden. And I had a great vegetable stew for lunch. That zucchini shrinks right down when heat is added. Saute some garden onions, some garden garlic, add some garden tomatoes, carrots, green pepper, basil, cilantro, and freshly dug potatoes, hmm love the garden.


About jeaninerenzoni

Camera toting, dog trainer, cat trainer, horse trainer, flower gardener, book reader, always finding something new to be interested in and research. My newest undertaking is my new pup and all the training that goes with raising him. I must get back to painting watercolors in my art room. Finished and looking for new ones in the library's DVD collection. About me ... Dog trainer for over 40 years, multiple obedience titles on many dogs, showed in conformation, ran a grooming shop, trained lots of people and dogs. Also have a BS Nutrition, CRD, CTM, AKC CGC evaluator, was NAHQ, was licensed in life/health insurance, long-term care consultant for 25+ years, Covey facilitator, team trainer, project manager, R+ trainer for people, etc ... you could say I believe in qualifications variety.
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