The garden is in full swing right now as I pick the remaining lettuce and spinach to make room for my quickly growing tomatoes and snap peas. I’ve stuck a few new things in my little plot this year including sunflowers, zucchini, and purple cabbage. We’ll see how it goes. I also tried some new varieties of old favorites- a white radish that was an epic fail, and this beautiful jeweled-tone carrot, which is shaping up to be a success. Would you believe this gorgeous handful is just the thinnings of my carrot patch? I’ll most likely chop them into a salad, as they’re too small for much else. Still..those beautiful colors of nature…they’re really something, aren’t they?
My little helpers make my garden a joyful place to be, despite their tendency to cause a wake of destruction everywhere they go. Let’s just say we’ve had a few less spinach plants than we originally planned for thanks to eager little hands helping pull “weeds.” But it’s all about learning and being together, is it not? Honestly, our evening walks to the garden are often my favorite part of the day, when the heat is breaking and we’re all tuckered out from hours at the pool. A little scooting, and a little picking…that’s where it’s at, I’ll tell you!