We have been away from home the last three weeks. And although I love to go away on holiday and visit new things, timing couldn’t have been more off when it comes to the veggie garden. It’s almost peak season and many things needed looking after for. We were lucky enough though that a friend was willing to take care of our garden (and house, but hey, who cares about a pile of bricks ;)).
It was even better: every now and then she would send me detailed pictures of the garden. Yes, really, not even by request. You can’t ask people to do that right? They are already doing you a favour! Eduard mentioned that I was one lucky gardner with getting these pictures on holiday. I was. I really was! It was like waking up in the morning, getting a shower and (before or after coffee) running into the garden to see if something new started growing. It was really the second best thing to that.
Anyway, now that we are ALMOST back, I decided to line up some of the pictures to update the people that are following my garden updates. You can find them lined up by date. The last update I received was already a few days ago. Our garden-sitter said that the surprise effect was better if we arrive at our garden this weekend and see with our own eyes how everything has grown. Which is true, but in the meantime I’m going crazy by seeing pictures like this.
All the pictures in these post are taken & copyrighted by Merlijntje Bronsgeest.
I’m very excited to see the tomatoes & the pumpkins when we get home. The mixed wet and warm weather has definitely helped the pumpkins grow. Last year we only had a handful of pumpkins over the whole season. I think we might reach at least two handful of pumpkins by the end of the season this year.
For the tomatoes it must be harder as they don’t like all the rain that has fallen the last few weeks. I’m hoping for a bit less rain during this central period of summer so that we can get another great crop like last year.
Next update you’ll get from me will come by the end of the month. I probably will need to do some weeding before I post more pictures. Weeds – like pumpkins – probably liked all the rain. How did your gardens survive your holiday?