Sunday, August 23, 2009

absence made the beans grow longer



Leaving a vegetable garden for a week and a half in mid-August constitutes a considerable sacrifice for the gardener, and possibly for the vegetables as well. In the case of this gardener, however, my recent absence was beneficial for both parties. You see, I am a chronically early harvester. I get so excited about the barely-orange tomatoes, the skinny dark-green beans, and the sweet baby carrots that I can't contain myself. I pick them. I know better, but I do it anyway. That being the case, a week without their over-enthusiastic gardener was exactly what my veggies needed.

As with everything that happens in a garden, I am sure this little drama plays itself out on other stages of my life. But those are deeper thoughts for another night -- for now I am content to keep my mind in the garden.

4 comments:

Dennis said...

How nice the moment it was when you saw your beans grow and made a full vegetables...


Denis


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Utvolswim621 said...

did you get my picture text last week? i discovered a cherry tomato plant in our backyard, beautiful little tomatoes all ready to pick : )

-ashli

Carissa Boyd said...

The title of this post made me laugh out loud! Glad everyone was blessed by your vacation. ;)

Haley Ballast said...

Ashli - my phone is lame and won't display picture texts... :( i'm glad you found cherry tomatoes tho! YUM!! :)