Life is interconnected and so are the topics on this blog. It might be cooking and gardening one day, yoga the next, knitting and sewing, or hiking and then bird watching followed by recycling or composting. They are the parts that bring humble joy to my life of voluntary simplicity in Montana.
The potatoes at the community garden are blossoming. It is so
interesting to me how the different varieties have different colored
blossoms. Some are pink, some white, some purple. It seems to
coordinate with the color of the potato flesh somewhat. Or at least I
think it does. The purple blossoms are on the All-blue potatoes, which
are purple if you ask me and not at all blue.
We have 128 square feet at the community garden and almost every inch
of it is growing potatoes. We love potatoes and plant more and more
every year. They are a good crop for us to have over there because they
mostly take care of themselves which makes it easier since we don't go
over to the garden daily. It also frees up a lot of room at our home
garden. We did put in two rows of onions though and for once they actually look like they might make respectable bulbs. Here is hoping! (If anyone knows the secret to why my onions always fall over before making a large bulb I'd LOVE to know!)
Both the home garden and the community garden desperately need weeded, but it was so darn hot yesterday I just couldn't bring myself to do it. But, its only pretty hot today so maybe I can manage to get a few beds cleared out so the little plants don't have so much competition.