After several weeks of hot dry weather, the vegetable garden suffered and I could not bring myself to pay it a visit. Then rain arrived – several downpours – and I still avoided the garden. The weeds which had grown during the dry time were now overwhelming me with their size and quantity.
I finally visited the vegetable garden today. I was determined to at least pull up all the wild blackberries which were invading the vegetable beds and paths. That I did. In the process, I found lunch! The yellow tomatoes had started ripening and several were over-ripe. One was edible. The red noodle beans were prolific again. And the turnip provided greens and a bit of a developing turnip.
The chore (weeding) became a delight (fresh vegetables to eat).