What a forlorn sight my two vegetable gardens are these days. Gone is the lovely cover of green from just a few weeks ago. Now only the swiss chard, kale, cabbages, carrots, and a few onions are left to commiserate with one another about their fallen comrades. The rest of the root vegetables – the beets, turnips and potatoes – have been moved to boxes in the garage where they silently await their own fate. The other veggies have long since been consumed or stashed in the freezer for a second coming in the dead of winter.
The greenhouse looks even more bare; only the stalwart oregano and mint remain. The last two tomatoes of the season are sitting on my counter with looks of resignation on their faces. They know all their family and friends have already been snacked on or turned into salsa.
The Taibhsearach Gardens
May 2009 – September 2009
May you rest in peace.