Saturday, August 7, 2010

Waiting for food.

The garden gets more lush everyday. Not much to eat yet, but the signs of what's to come are there. Tomatoes are nubs of green, but there are many of them. Cabbage are starting to make heads, carrots look like they might produce after a traumatic transplant, cilantro and celery get bigger everyday. The cucumber plants have the smallest nubs of fruit. The pepper plants are looking good. There are ears on the corn, beautiful purple and blond silks tease at as to what they protect.

We have had some potatoes and some beans and peas. Roasted with garlic and rosemary. The blackberry bushes in the alley are alive and we are picking everyday. There is a reason they call it a growing season. Not everything comes to fruition at the same time. So, I try and wait patiently for Mother Nature to do her thing. I will be happy when I can make a fresh grilled corn, tomato, and pepper salsa. A few more weeks should do the trick.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

If Only The Sun Would Shine

It has been nice to not be suffering the fate of most of the rest of the country. Temperatures here have been on the cool side for most of what has been a summer that feels like spring or fall. If only the sun would shine the vegetables would grow and we could eat them. Right now, everything is so small, or green when it should be getting red.

We have managed to harvest some red potatoes and some Radicchio. The peas, because of the cool temps, are still producing and Jenn is happy about that. But, no chiles, no tomatoes, and no corn yet.

Mother Nature is a cruel mistress some years and this is one of them. We might not be harvesting much of anything for another month. I hope that I am wrong, but these long mornings of cloud cover sure are slowing things down.