Free Food Shopping: My Mother's Garden
Yesterday afternoon, I visited my parents. My mom and I went to her plot of land at the community garden. She's growing many types of squash, tomatoes, beans, lettuce, and more.
The last time that I had seen the garden, we were pulling up weeds, so my mom could plant the seeds. So much has grown since then!
We also met her garden neighbor, Pam. She is quite generous with information about what's going on with the garden community and with sharing her harvest. She dug up an onion for me and said that I could take as much basil as I want.
Woo hoo! Guess who's making fresh pesto tonight? My mom let me pick all the green beans that I wanted and gave me summer squash and zucchini.
Most of the yellow waxed beans were missing and my mom was surprised at how few green beans there were.
Pam told us that the other day, she saw yellow beans strewn about with several other vegetables in places where they shouldn't have been. Some animals had apparently gotten in and had quite a good meal.
These tomatoes have a bit more ripening to do. Maybe a week or so?
So many weeds were in the garden. But some weeds are actually wildflowers. I picked these flowers and recalled buying them at the store for between four and six dollars depending upon if they were on sale or not. Wildflowers are some of my favorites.
I realized that there isn't much difference between weeds and wildflowers. It's semantics. Weeds are unwanted. Wildflowers are for sale.
That's quite a money maker for the stores. There were so many wildflowers in the area. Next time I'm bringing scissors!
There were Black-eyed Susans and the largest brightest purple clover that I have ever seen. The bees were big, buzzing, and looking happy!
I hope you're enjoying your weekend as much as those busy bees! : )
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