Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Enough For One

First year of small kitchen garden
It is thriving
Have already enjoyed lettuce, radishes and green onions
and one green pepper
Now new potatoes and green beans
Zucchini and squash in a few days
Four vines loaded with green tomatoes
Soon cucumbers and cantaloupe
Also collard greens which I have not cooked

Many seeds washed away with Spring rains
Garden not organized as intended
but I am still pleased...

Could enlarge slightly next year
but then
it is just the right size for one
 a pleasure and not difficult to keep

Sure beats organic prices at the
and not bad for a city girl
who has a passion for good dirt.....


Anonymous said...

Reading about your little garden brought joy this morning. Glad you had spring rains to nurture your seedlings; surely the ones not washed away have deep and wide root systems to weather such storms.

How wise you are to realize bigger is not always better. My prayer -- born out of your morning words -- is that God might help us keep our good life simple!


One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Jane, tried to respond on your blog.
It would not go through. Yes, I have created, downscaled and moved many times. This is what is best for me at this time. Could not be happier...

Balisha said...

What a wonderful from your own garden. It tastes so good to eat fresh things that you have grown yourself.We have tomatoes and I plant lettuces around my cherry tomatoes. Just enough for a salad now and then.I also have pots of herbs on my deck this year. I like having them close to the kitchen. We are going to put in a couple of small raised beds next year.I hope that you have a nice weekend. Balisha

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha, gardening is wonderful..
This Fall I plan on having neighbor fill this area with more woods dirt and may enclose better.
The old boards have given me the size to experiment with this first year. A beautiful day in store and so thankful for two days with light showers.

mermaid said...

I so appreciate your style of writing now, freedom to start and end lines with your intuitive heart rather than your head.

Your last 2 lines were full of confidence and gratitude. May these two always be your constant companions, even when you forget they are there.

Beverly said...

That sure does look yummy....I wish I had some have a garden like I had in my other house. I bet the eating was good!

Judy said...

I need to see a picture of your vegetable garden--when you have time to post one. My tomato plant doesn't even have flowers on it as yet. That is the only vegetable I have this year. Wanted to built a raised vegetable garden a couple of years ago, but back and hip wouldn't comply. I have a nice raised strawberry patch that looks like it will be good soon.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Kaveri, thank you, Beverly, you could put one in the corner of your back yard.
Judy, the second image is my small veggie garden :)

the wild magnolia said...

I am so proud of you, and proud to witness the bounty of your heart and hand!

Splendid green beans and red skinned potato's. Add fried cornbread and iced tea! Mmmmm...

Your garden is beautiful! I scroll down everyday looking for your post!

Happy day to you E.!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sandra, thank you - I think we have a lot in common...
I love corn bread - just like it better when family is here and I can make a big pan. Make 1/2 recipe
for me.

Sky said...

YUMMMMMMMMMMMMM! wish we had one. we just don't get enough summer sun to have much produce here so we didn't plant any veggies this year. the only thing we have plenty of when we do plant is peppers. we do usually have herbs though and i love basil and dill!

i heard recently there is something we can get now to help with dry mouth syndrome - don't know if it is a wash or a lozenge, but i am going to investigate.

Sharon said...

I call myself a city girl, too. Your garden would be just the right size for me, but we have no patch of ground that gets enough sun. We will frequent the farmers' market when they start harvesting.