So apparently when you go out of town for two weeks in the middle of the summer and neglect your garden you come back to this…
There are squash, gourds, tomatoes, melons, and beans climbing all over the beds, lawn, and trees. You can hardly see the ground. (You’ll notice my dog wandering in this photo like a lost child. ‘What is this disaster?!’ He asks himself.)
It’s like the set of Grey Gardens back there. Gives me the chills. I clearly need to spend the weekend clearing out the old and bringing in the new. Today, alas, I have to work, so all I had time for was some harvesting.
This is the upside of the wonder of nature meeting with neglect. Apparently in all that greenery run a muck there was ALOT of food.
This resulted in gift baskets of food for three colleagues, two eggplant parmesans (frozen for future use), a fresh pasta sauce for last nights’ dinner, 6 bags of frozen veggies for the winter, and lunches for the week. Phew! I need to learn how to can, STAT, so all this urban homesteading goodness doesn’t go to waste!
Peace and plenty,