I mentioned recently that we take part in a community garden over at some friends’ property. Our backyard is north facing and filled with large oak trees and our front yard is patrolled by hungry deer this time of year, so our hot, sun-loving annual gardening is limited. We grow a lot despite this but things like squash and tomatoes don’t produce much and then only very late in the season. A few years ago our friends kindly offered to let us plant in their side lot that they’ve been turning into an ever-expanding garden. And we were thrilled to take them up on the offer. Things are thriving over there and I thought I’d let you see a bit. We have squash, both summer and winter, tomatoes for canning, basil, eggplants, peppers, and cucumbers. They have a number of things growing, among them, corn that is amazingly high already and some gorgeous flowers, which of course I couldn’t resist photographing.
There’s something about summer gardens that are just so abundant. And to see the kids all running through the rows, picking strawberries and peas and fresh baby corn, well, it all makes me very happy. Check out those dirt covered little hands :)