Life has been interesting the past few months, that’s for sure. The activities which center me and allow me to process life’s uncertainties the most are endurance cardio and gardening. So, as we figure out how to stay safe from coronavirus while simultaneously fighting the ongoing plague of racism in our country, there are these things which allow the time and space to grieve, let go of anger and anxiety, and determine courses of action. And despite the challenges of life this year, the garden was planted, and it continues to need attention, weeding, and watering. And it continues to grow.
My existing flower beds have moved on from the columbine from early spring to the coneflowers and St. John’s wort of early summer.
My collards are ready to be harvested. I’ll pick the larger leaves this week.
Some of my tomatoes have babies, and my jalapeño plant also has blooms and babies!
My squash… well, that’s a mixed bag. The ones I planted directly in the ground are not flourishing, but they are surviving. I had one in a bed that died (it was replaced with the jalapeño plant) and another one in a bed that is doing very well with multiple baby squash.
The potatoes are looming large. I’m waiting for blooms and dying off before harvesting, and my butter beans are climbing the trellises I provided for them.
Here’s hoping that the wildlife will leave some of the fruits of my labor for us!
Sorry I don’t have anything more thought provoking to offer this week. As always, I hope you all are safe and healthy.