What a Difference a Week Makes!

The weather the past couple of weeks has been warm and sunny and the garden has been celebrating by growing!

The garden area I have available isn’t as large as I would like but it’s enough to bring me great satisfaction as I watch everything grow and begin to harvest the bounty.

Yesterday, some of this kale became oven roasted chips. Just a drizzle of olive oil, kosher salt, and 10-15 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees. Yum!

We’ve been snacking on raw peas fresh from the vine all week. Every bite is like a taste of childhood!

And my tomatoes! Oh my! They’re covered in blossoms and should be starting to set fruit any day now. I’m thrilled with what they’re doing…all from seeds I nurtured from the beginning too!

The purple pole bean appear to have enjoyed the warmer weather. Look closely and you’ll see the start of beans.

I like how this little white picket fence contains and sets off the nasturtium, don’t you?

There are lots of spaghetti squash coming.

And by the looks of things we’ll be overrun with zucchini in no time. (Neighbors: don’t leave your car doors unlocked our you may find a gift of a zucchini waiting for you when you return!)

But it’s not all veggies growing around here. The hydrangea is blooming and, thanks to the bone meal I sprinkled around them early in the spring, some of the blossoms have bluish tinge.

And the morning glory on a sunny morning! Spectacular!

Even the tiny borage blossoms are a source of beauty and satisfaction as I watch them grow.

The growth in the space of the past week has been phenomenal and the forecast is for more sunny weather in the week ahead. We’ll be feasting and enjoying the fruit of our garden labor! What’s growing well in your garden right now?


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Your garden is really thriving. You’re in for some real treats soon. Too bad I’m not your neighbor.

    1. LOL Christine! I wish you were my neighbor too!

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