High temperatures and humidity this past week, without the east coast breeze, has made it intensely hot. This is unusual for us, but our garden is flourishing. Tomatoes are ripening;
beans are forming.
We are eating kale,
Swiss chard, lettuce
The grocery bills are lower because of our own fresh vegetables.
It is great to pick your own organic vegetables
and eat them right away. Now I know something of how my grandparents felt about growing their own food, though they did it out of necessity.
This is freshness which the grocery stores cannot duplicate and it's from a small, raised vegetable box.
The cucumber plants our granddaughters planted late in June grow inches every day. It will be a few weeks before we are eating cucumber but maybe not with this weather. The girls water their plants every time they visit.
The rhubarb is growing still
and our grape plant has a bumper crop this year.
Ah summer, thy bounty is wondrous.