The Inbetween

Believe it or not. The desert is an amazing place to raise veggies.

The fall crops are waning. The summer crops are not yet ready. But,
this is what is so amazing to me.

The in-between. There are still carrots, artichokes, spinach and some
kale, chard and lettuce. There are lots of onions, an ocean of beets
and handful of peas every day.

The herbs are growing like crazy. That parsley out there thinks it’s a bush.
Rogue basil and marigolds are popping up everywhere and my two year
old strawberries are giving quarter size berries.

The tomatoes are as tall as I am and heavy with green babies. The
corn is 2 ft high. The green beans that will replace the peas are looking very
strong. The new eggplant plants are looking pretty vibrant. The okra
seeds are just poking their heads through the soil.

Everyday, something new. It is always a different world out there.
Isn’t God good?
Late April in the garden is an inbetween time.

The compost pile is black.

We will be making a mason bee box this weekend to attract these gentle
non stinging indigenous pollinators. Steve read that they are 120
times more effective at pollinating than honey bees.

Steve is still being spoiled.

He treats me like a queen.

Our families are healthy and happy. What more could we want?

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About sharinglifesabundance

I am a backyard food producer. I grow 800 square feet of organic vegetables in the desert year round.
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