I am a stress eater. I am also a celebratory eater. If there’s an occasion, I’ll eat. This past week, we were hit with the flu, Miss A had a baptism, we had people over, we are looking at some big changes on the career entrepreneurial front and I took Miss E to her first live theater experience. That equals a whole lot of justification for me to eat…poorly.
The over abundance of veggies in the garden has arrived at the best time. This girl needs to eat veggies.
I am not an expert gardener. I’m not even a fair-to-decent gardener. Every spring I get all excited about planting. The seed catalogs come, I start thinking of all the great plants I could grow and eat or grow and carve faces into. For awhile I even thought we should start our own pumpkin patch! Then something shiny drifted by and I lost my train of thought.
I’m a really good Spring gardener. I like the planning, the mapping, the planting, and watering…for like the first week. Then I decide I should leave the watering up to Morher Nature, she seems to know what she’s doing. Then I forget about the garden. Late summer when offerings of extra vegetables start to appear in the workplace break room, I awake from my garden-amnesia and see if there’s still a garden where I vaguely remember planting one about 75 days prior. Today was that awakening.
First off Hubby and I spent over an hour pulling giant weeds and grass out trying to find the garden. There was no way to see to where the vegetables were hiding otherwise. After removing the 4 or 5 yard carts of debris, there were signs of gardening life!
A 5-gallon bucket of cucumbers along with zucchini, peppers, cherry tomatoes and pile of spinach told us weeds don’t kill gardens, so release that negativity right now.
For lunch I made a veggie stir fry with our bounty. I did have to add some store cauliflower as our cauliflower isn’t winning any award this year. Other than that: success!
My gardening tip? Keep it natural. By “natural” I mean weed-filled. It’s just as tasty!