I only planted a few herbs, such as basil, this season after returning from England. Being away for the usual Summer planting of vegetables, and then returning to daily temperatures already in the 90's, we just gave up on vegetable gardening. Rain has been almost non-existent - playing 'farm chick' was not a priority this year for me. Do I feel guilty? YES! Am I missing fresh from my garden veggies? You bet I am.
Sadly, my lush green lawn has turned into a hay field. My pretty Italian parsley has gone to seed very early. I'm leaving it for the butterflies to lay their eggs, and then feed the hungry caterpillars later as they crunch ravenously along the stems.
I think the parsley flowers are pretty. Anything that will battle the heat and stay green, or at least greenish, is welcome in the garden.
I'm really missing growing vegetables this Summer
so this is where you'll find me
headed to local Farmers' Markets and roadside farm stands.........
............for Swiss Chard, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, cukes, eggplants, haricot vert, zucchini, and Summer squash..............all those fresh, wonderful veggies which aren't outside the back door this year.
How are your veggies doing this Summer?