In just a few short weeks, a little bit of Southern Heaven for expectant tastebuds

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
May Sarton


(a small section of the plowed garden)


(a few heirloom tomatoes ready for planting)


(part of last year’s bounty of heirloom tomatoes)


(sliced heirloom tomatoes, shredded basil, chopped chives, fresh green peas, sea salt, fresh ground pepper—add blue cheese or feta—yum. . .)

Yep, it’s that time of year again.
Actually we’ve gotten a rather late start.
Things should have been plowed and planted by now, but as this was the year for the winter that wouldn’t let go. . . we’ve had to wait.

Yesterday the ground was plowed, boosted with the addition of fertilizer and plowed again.
Hopefully a nice little passing rain shower, which is predicted for this morning, may grace the freshly tilled soil.
Add the water, let dry, plow again, then add tiny tomatoes, eggplants then the myriad of seed packs—yellow crookneck squash, black beauty zucchini, leeks, Blue lake bush beans, Silver Queen and Peaches and Cream Corn, yellow wax beans, bush baby limas, bush cucumbers, red and orange bell peppers, etc

And now, we wait. . .

6 comments on “In just a few short weeks, a little bit of Southern Heaven for expectant tastebuds

  1. Very impressive. I bet they taste great too! 🙂

  2. Lynda says:

    We live at such a fast pace that gardening reminds us that patience yields great results. I am in awe when I think of the patience that God must have in order to deal with me! Your tomatoes look amazing and the resulting salad too delicious. I cannot wait until we get some warm weather. I’ll be at an Ignatian Retreat this weekend and will keep you in my prayers. Blessings.

  3. Your soil looks great Julie, perfect for the heirloom tomatoes. Debbie and I love heirloom tomatoes, nothing better than a heirloom tomato sandwich. 🙂 I use to grow the brandy wine heirloom tomatoes.

    • There are some brandywine in the mix to be sure—plus purple krim, Cherokee purple, Sun gold, San marzanos, Viva Italian,German Johnson, and the standards better boy, and rutgers plus many more—Each year it’s always exciting to see which ones really thrive and of which do not—we’ve scaled the garden down this year, back to one large area verses the two from last year—we had one space designated for corn alone–I planted 4 varieties with two long rows of each. After spending days picking, shucking, cleaning, cutting, preparing and freezing—I think I had 80 plus bags full—definitely scaling back 🙂

  4. Delicious quote, and words, and veggies, and a recipe of goodness! That’s a pretty big plot you have readied there missy. I pray you have a harvest of plenty from it. Love, N 🙂

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