With a new fall/back-to-school season just a few weeks away, my vegetable garden has been a source of fresh food for many years now. This year, 2014, has been unique in that the garden hose has stayed hanging up in its winter storage position. I simply haven't had need of it for anything. The rains that seem to come at precise times have watered the plants well, and, using an old trick on teevee back in the 90s, when the weatherman says we're gonna have a soaker, I go outside just as dark skies are forming nearby, and soap up the car with a few drops of dishwashing liquid dissolved in a pail of hot water. I go over the vehicle with a sponge, and I'm back inside by the time the first drops fall, usually within a few minutes.But I digress.
tweeted this picture of green beans (with a few peas mixed in) that I picked Saturday afternoon for the evening meal. I've posted other yard and garden articles on this blog over time and wish I had had the iPhone back then! I may go back this year and upload new iPhone photos to my Wild Grapes vs. Moonseed article. I wish I could change the insect eggs on the badminton net post, but we didn't put the net up this year as we've been hitting the tennis courts instead.
My 2014 garden's first yield was a bumper crop of salad radishes. Of course I have peppers, peas, beans, tomatoes, garlic and two new aditions this year, carrots and broccoli. And everything is so good! I can't remember a year when I had gone without either watering can or hose for so long. It looks like that hose isn't coming down again until, maybe, 2015!
See also: February Vegetable Garden