I recently read that this July will go down as one of the wettest in recent Colorado history. This is somewhat baffling considering that the entire state was on fire for much of the month of June. No complaints here though. We're loving the moisture, and the afternoon monsoons provide a joyous break from the heat of the day. We open all the windows and let the rainy winds blow through the house. Zinnia and I cheer with each boom of thunder, and we squeal as we (intentionally) run out to get the mail, as the heavy drops fall.
This week in the garden we're ::
- harvesting handfuls of basil for every meal
- loosing count of ripe tomatoes and planning our canning day
- and speaking of tomatoes, those black krims have stolen the show with their smokey delicious-ness
- enjoying the first few beets, so tender and sweet, shredded on our salads
- keeping our vases full of flowers
- piling up the chiles and pickling them for a spicy winter's treat
- snapping and snacking on beans - green, yellow and purple
- picking daily doses of kale for smoothies
- adding chard and beet greens to morning omelets
- wondering what happened to the purple scallions
- wishing we had a better cucumber crop
- watching the tomatillos swell, and thinking about big batches of salsa
What's your garden feeding you this week?