If you called it obsession, you’d probably be right. If you called it compulsion, you’d also probably be right. It actually is a little embarrassing because of its excessiveness.
I think it is a little like buying a puppy because its so cute and has such potential, but then being overwhelmed when it starts growing. Or for me, personally, it is like registering for classes in college – each class looks so exciting that you end up with a class load of 21 hours because you registered for all of them.
It is the product of being really excited about seeing little plants growing into veggie-producing factories.
There are 18 tomato plants (several are cherry tomatoes), 10 pepper plants (3 different varieties), 10 leek plants, 5 cucumber plants (one pictured above), 4 zucchini plants (already producing!), lots of herbs (cilantro, sage, basil, parsley, chives), a couple of strawberry plants (not producing anything yet, although they should be…), Bush beans, radishes, and carrots (pictured below).
If everything thing produces, we would have a bumper crop with plenty to make into salsa or spaghetti sauce, or to can for the future.
So here comes the obsession: even having said that, I still have the expectation/fear that we won’t have enough. For those of you who are psychotherapists, what is that phobia?
Regardless, it is nice to be surrounded with a healthy, green landscape. A quiet retreat from the noise of the neighborhood.
If you have any recipes for garden meals, pass them on!