Simple pleasures for a gardener

Wow, this is my 500th post!

One simple pleasure: running your fingers thru a container of dried beans from the garden. And shelling them first, too!

Missing a couple cucumbers that were ready and then finding giants.ย  These are called Straight 8s and even at this big size, the seeds aren’t a problem; all edible.

Bringing a cantaloupe back from vacation and then getting volunteers in your compost bin.

Planting wildflowers cos they’re beautiful and good for pollinators, and then having butterflies around as well as bees.

Having sinks loaded with tomatoes, frequently. Eat, share, freeze for tomato sauce.

Most of all, remembering that the small pleasures are all really the big pleasures!

9 responses to “Simple pleasures for a gardener

  1. “freeze for tomato sauce”… Well, I’m sure you know what I’m thinking right now… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. “Small pleasures are really the big pleasures” – What a beautiful thought!
    Enjoyed reading your post, almost felt like I was walking alongside, harvesting produce amongst the blooming flowers, buzzing bees, and fluttering butterflies.
    Thank you for sharing.

      • Oh, I know how that goes. I grew them on a fence where I lived in town. I noticed that some off the biggest vines stopped producing early, and found that they were concentrating their resources into huge cucumbers in the neighbors’ garden, where I could not see them.

      • We found them after noticing that the vines seemed to be getting pulled up and over the fence. It was at the end of the season anyway. Those that escaped were big and yellow and bitter. We chopped them up and made rather good relish with them.

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