Reap the fruits of your labor

Overgrown, weedy and abandoned.

August is around the corner. Every year around this time, I observe vegetable gardens around town looking overgrown, weedy and abandoned.

I too run out of steam right about now.
Tomatoes are finally ripening, string beans, long and thin, are hanging on their vines, eggplants, ivory black with dark purple tinge, are plump and ready. The summer squashes are multiplying faster than we can eat them. The garden is at its best–beautiful and overwhelming. We need to catch our breath. Continue reading