I heard a little piece of advice recently. It may sound obvious to you, but I needed to be reminded. They said, “Don’t forget to harvest what you sow.”
I diligently sowed. I even planted out. Ok my time keeping may not have been the best, but we got there in the end. My successional sowing a disaster. And prepping for autumn sowings never happened. I blame the preoccupation with waiting on baby’s arrival. We’re still waiting – no pressure baby….
I dreamt this year of providing all our vegetables for the summer. That was before the realities of growing a baby while keeping a toddler alive sank in in all its glory. I changed the goalposts. If we got a bit of fruit and vegetables over the summer, I would be happy. If I could get some preserving done, then even better.
But first, I had to harvest. Little Paddler turned out to be better at it than I was and constantly grazed on peas, strawberries, blackcurrants and raspberries. She even picked “her vegetables” (aka lettuce) to bring in to force feed me. I did get some harvesting done though. And I need to remind myself that my garden has had successes this summer.