How Does Your Garden Grow?


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


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


pantry will also accept some.  And

still, they continue to grow.  We

literally picked up branches off the

ground and held them to enter


the garden.  Once inside, the goal

was to harvest a few of the huge

collard leaves to cook in chicken

broth.  Plans were abruptly


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


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.


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.


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™‚


  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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