note to self, must find a way to capture the whole garden in one shot!
The garden is thriving, but it is funny how in-tuned you become to the ebb and flow, and how the variances from year to year can be glaring. We knew we were going to be six to eight weeks late this year with the incredibly long cool wing (yes, that is what I am now calling our late winter/early spring). This week we have begun to harvest our first few geode squash, and despite the sweltering heat, the sugar snap peas are still thriving.
To everything it's season and to every season a purpose. Hmmm. I think each of our little garden delicacies have decided that they will mature by type, and not all in harmony. They want their own moment in the sun. As we watch the baby veggies beginning to take shape, I am realizing that this year instead of everything at once in a nice succession, we may have things one at a time. Then, once they have started and continue (hopefully) to yield for the remainder of the season, we will have multiple varieties at once.
I do not mind savoring each new, fresh, lovely taste one at a time. It gets me in mode for preservation, to put up the bounty to sustain us through the dark days of winter. For farm bags, I think that at least with how we are beginning, we may need to adjust to providing these individual tastes to savor on their own, and expand those flavors as the garden allows.
Regardless of what the season brings, we will enjoy every reward that we receive, and I am sure learn a ton of new ways to preserve them. How is your garden coming in this strange garden year?