How Does Your Garden Grow?

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Our weather has been a mixed bag this

growing season.  Abundant sun.  Heavy

rain showers.  Not our normal fare.  But

who knows what is normal with the

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weather?  Now we need to find recipes

to prepare the tomatoes. Lots of recipes.

While we harvest some and give them

to neighbors.  We wonder if the food

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pantry will also accept some.  And

still, they continue to grow.  We

literally picked up branches off the

ground and held them to enter

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the garden.  Once inside, the goal

was to harvest a few of the huge

collard leaves to cook in chicken

broth.  Plans were abruptly

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changed by all the big, red, ripe,

and juicy tomatoes in our path.

I began putting tomatoes in the bag.

Soon the bag overflowed with

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about forty tomatoes.  No end in

sight either.  Too bad we canโ€™t put

some in the mail and send to friends

and family.  Sauces, stews, salads.

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Canning does not interest me at this

point.  Cooking and freezing to use

in soups this winter.  Grilling.  When

I am out of ideas, Iโ€™ll research online.

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How does your garden grow?  We

have a jungle now.  This winter I

will look back at our pleasant dilemma.

Meanwhile, who wants some tomatoes?

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16 Responses to How Does Your Garden Grow?

  1. Lovely! Your garden looks vibrant and lush with that combination of flowers and produce. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Khaya, thank you for the lovely comment. Do you have a vegetable and flower garden too? Be well and enjoy the weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Gardening is here and there for us. That is, we keep a wild garden in the country, with berries and other low-maintenance crops. But in our city home not so much. You could say we lead a nomadic lifestyle. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • I fell in love with sea buckthorn juice and berries which we planted in one of our garden beds. They have grown so tall but no berries. Interesting since I thought our colder climate in Upstate NY would support their growth. Interesting comment, Khaya. Thank you once again. Enjoy the weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. We have some tomatoes, thanks to friends and neighbors. Your garden is lovely.

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  3. Our garden is a jungle too… Weather has been much like yours. Apple tree llimbs are touching the ground and we’ve never seen those trees so laden. Like you I no longer can, other than jams. Our two freezers are full. Eating fresh veggies like crazy and giving extras away. โค So the garden grows! Enjoy the garden magic and have a lovely weekend, Mary Ann!

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  4. Emily says:

    Beautiful garden! Love your blog post! Xoxo

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  5. Sally says:

    Lovely garden photos! Keep growing food. It’s important in times like this!

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    • Sally, thank you. We always grow some vegetables and enjoy the collards all winter. Agree regarding growing food. Herbs too. This year I think our growth is like a jungle and much like your tropical climate garden. Be well. Have a good week. oxox

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