On Monday I wrote a quick post about how I wasn't going to post on the holiday before realizing how silly that was. Who wants to get a notice in their inbox saying there isn't anything to read? I mean, really.
Today I feel quite human again. Up early to power through email and then off for a twelve-mile bike ride and a breakfast picnic. Then back to post here and catch up with my blogging friends.
Funny -- the gardens seem to have fared well enough without much of my attention after all. I managed to get seeds and a few seedlings in the ground. As long as they get plenty of water, it doesn't matter whether I hover over them or not.
Just as much arugula as last year, even though I only planted half the seeds.
There is cilantro interplanted in the same row, which will come up as the arugula is thinned.
We've already had several salads with fresh baby greens: spinach, chard, beet greens, buttercrunch lettuce, red sails lettuce, dandelion leaf, arugula, iceberg lettuce, chives, parsley, and oregano with tiny black pansies sprinkled over it all.
The broccoli is already forming three-inch heads.
After the main floret is cut we can harvest side shoots for months.
There's still plenty to catch up on, especially since the release of Something Borrowed, Something Bleu is right around the corner: July 1st! I have some fun things planned, and will be posting my blog tour dates as well as physical signing schedule on my website soon.
I hope to see many of you soon!