Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.

I like that quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

What a difference two months can make in a garden. Two months ago there was not much going on. Now we have been eating radish, rhubarb and lettuce. The spinach is almost ready. We have been using parsley and oregano in our cooking . I have enough dill in the freezer already to last for the year. Yesterday we had our first pot of lemon balm, chamomile and mint tea. I'm thinking W needs to get that solar dryer finished so that I can start drying herbs to tuck away into jars for the winter.

Here is another quote I like by Gertrude Jekyll.
"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies."

Now if you had tried to convince me of that when I was little and it was my job to dig up all the potatoes with my brother I would have thought you were crazy, but now I think it is true. It is one of the reasons that I include my boys in all our gardening, I want them to have a love( and awe, really) of gardening to see them through their adult lives.


Nicola said...

All that work really pays off! I am envious of your green thumbs, though am still not willing to knuckle down and do the work in my own garden! Thanks to R, there will be some produce forthcoming, but not for some time yet.

Mary-Sue said...

Wow! Lovely! How encouraging to see such progress after your hard early spring work... Would love to see more updates throughout the growing/harvesting season!