Saturday, July 4, 2009

Summer Heat

The summer has turned on the heat and it is blazing out here.

The garden is looking beautiful. The heat has really benefited our heat loving crops, and the fruit on our trees continue to mature and grow. We are sadly having to say goodbye to our brassicas and greens, and the warm weather and mild spring has brought out our garden pests in full force.

It seems there is never a reward without a struggle. This year has been a tremendous learning experience and we are so excited to go forward with all that we have learned. When we think back on last year's garden... it's a completely different place.

Each day that we walk outside the garden is different. Even the garden visitors are different. I suppose we are different too. Armed with new ideas and knowledge. I don't think I will ever grow chard again with out a row cover... those pesky leaf miners.

We take each challenge as it comes. Enjoying the steps along the way.