Fertile Crescent 2011

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I have been remiss in showing you pictures of my garden. It is growing. It is green. It is verdant and it makes me happy.
I tried to grow snap peas on the trellis this year and they just didn't do very well. I'm considering what else I could grow there. The beets and radishes are abundant and crazy green. I've eaten a few radishes already. I always feel so decadent when I pull something from the ground, brush the dirt off it and eat it.
There are five different kinds of tomatoes, beans, lettuce (which I have already been eating) two kinds of squash, cucumbers, basil, oregano, chives and two different kinds of peppers in this picture.
I'm kind of catching on to this whole gardening thing. I planted in 2009 because I was bored. I planned and plotted the 2010 garden. This year? I just put in what I wanted and have left the rest to nature. It's lovely. And it makes me happy. Although, the whole weeding and meditation time has changed a lot. There's nothing to weed these days. Just a bit of crabgrass now and again. But I sit and look and breathe and pray. Food for the soul more than anything else.


7 comments:

carrster said...

Looks absolutely amazing!! Nice work.

clearness said...

Garden looks great~

BUT~~~ I've been meaning to tell you about a new infection some of the Joplin tornado victims are getting. It's full of fungus and apparently it's rare and it's just awful. A lot of the victims were sewn up before even getting to the hospital (cause the nearest one was blasted by the tornado!) which means they weren't properly cleaned up and something about the fungus being in the soil and isn't harmful normally....but in an open wound that gets sewn up......not good. You'll have to google 'fungus infection Joplin tornado victims' or something similar to read the stories....cause I forget the name..........

But totally knew you'd be interested.

Jen said...

Wow, it looks great! I would totally sit with you there and get some food for the soul too.

melissalion said...

Gorgeous!!

KT said...

Your garden looks great! Yum yum!

Summer said...

I just harvested my first squash last night. Very exciting, and you are the motivation behind our garden this year.

Helen said...

I've got a little strip of land down the side of my house that I'd LOVE to do that to, but Mr. Helen won't let me. So, I stick with my pots on the patio. Still love my "pot" garden though. Completely understand how just its being there is food for the soul.