One More Week and It’ll Be Perfect

| August 10, 2016 | Reply

“One more week and it’ll be perfect,” has been my daily mantra for a month. The truth is, the peak already happened and we are on the downslope of summer. My goal this year was to be the biggest, most diverse garden yet, and I kept plugging in more seeds when one batch of beans or squash played out. I literally have planted bean seed all over the garden.

One More Week and It'll Be Perfect - harvest today

Eggplants, tomatoes, beans harvested today

I’m working on an episode now about biodiversity and you’ll get a look at what I managed to accomplish. But for now, here are a few photos from today’s harvest. Bear in mind, I have a very small front yard garden.

One More Week and It'll Be Perfect - Gary O'Sena

Gary O’Sena tomatoes from my saved seed started in January.

As I’ve said before, “A garden is never perfect and it’s never done,” but I really kept thinking there would be this perfect moment when the garden would be completely full and lush. With annuals, however, you can’t keep things going after a point, and they must be pulled out. Now, nearly the middle of August, I won’t be filling in those gaps with more seeds.

One More Week and It'll Be Perfect - peppers

Big Pepper Harvest Today

Joe’s Long Cayenne, Long Red Cayenne, Sweet Apple, Medium Jalapeno,

Caribbean Red Habanero, Black Finger, and several other varieties

Late Bloomer is an Official Selection in the Sicily Web Fest and I will be leaving on August 23rd. As luck would have it, I have a friend who moved to Palermo a couple of years ago, and she and her husband share time on the island of Pantelleria, and have invited me there after the festival, which is held on the island of Ustica. I am not one to chill out or relax, so I’ll be filming footage for vlogs while traveling. Quick question, if you are enjoying my travel vlogs, please let me know. It’s a lot of work, but I enjoy sharing my experience with my fans. Thanks for reading and I hope you will share this blog with friends.

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Category: Grow Veggies, Harvest, Urban Gardening, Vegetables, Warm Season

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