The Summer Garden

There are good things happening out there in my weed patch garden. Good things. It has been an unusual spring so the garden doesn't look like I anticipated, but its happening none the less. 2010 will be remembered as the Year of the Sunflower around here. (Now we know what happens six weeks after you let a three year old loose in the garden with a packet of sunflower seeds. A sunflower forest is what happens.)

We're using the sunflower stalks for twining up the pea vines, for staking the tomatoes, and for bean supports. They are everywhere. And I think I've composted nearly a hundred already.

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In the garden spirit, we're finding lots of wonderful ways to use of loads of greens, broccoli, peas, and other early season treats. Here's the meal plan for the week!

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7 thoughts on “The Summer Garden

  1. abbie says:

    If any of your produce doesn’t quite make it to the table (you know bugs, slight rot, etc.) you can use them as painting utensils for the kids! We use slightly rotten veggies and plant products as our paint brushes and my two year old LOVES it.
    Enjoy the garden!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I’m having a sunflower flashback…I think the blue sky photo did it… giant sunflower field, a little thieving (with the farmer lady’s permission) and tying down the trophies to the roof of your car.
    Smiling.

  3. Rachel Wolf says:

    Steph,
    When I read that I didnt notice that it was you and your words brought back vividly a day in a sunflower field a lifetime ago…
    – Smiles –
    Rachel

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