It's silly, but I have finally come to the realization: I'm good at this. It's been years of trial and error, reading books (and blogs), building soil, refining techniques, but steadily I've found confidence and success. My garden is awesome this year.
|a collaborative vision for our grape vines, literally bearing fruit.|
|experimental garbanzo patch--very cool plants|
|the morning haul, epic raspberry year!|
These days, before the giant onslaught of produce arrives, are the most enjoyable. I buzz around the gardens every day, tweaking and observing. Much like the wasps cruising my broccoli patch, I am watching for signs of damage (they know how to spot the cabbage worms just like I do); for vines that need redirection or twine; for a hiding zucchini or cucumber.
And while I'm so very grateful: for good weather, a wonderful collaborator, and for having the available time and resources to do it: this year I'm also remembering to appreciate myself :)