Our gardening forebears meant watermelon to be the juicy, barefoot taste of a hot summer’s end, just as a pumpkin is the trademark fruit of late October. Most of us accept the latter, and limit our jack-o’-latern activities to the proper botanical season. Waiting for a watermelon is harder. It’s tempting to reach for melons, red peppers, tomatoes, and other late-summer delights before the summer even arrives. But it’s actually possible to wait, celebrating each season when it comes, not fretting about its being absent at all other times because something else good is at hand. ~ Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Good morning, Monday. Welcome August, month of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and all manner of garden bounty. I harvested dill yesterday picked up some locally grown pickling cucumbers. Guess what I’m doing today?
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