Monday, June 13, 2011

Two Weeks to Giant Cabbages

June 13, 2011 Giant leaves of purple cabbage.
May 31, 2011 purple cabbages.
June 13, 2011 Amazing growth in two weeks for my purple cabbages. That story about Jack and the Giant - was it about beans or cabbages? Notice the beans growing in the upper left of the photo, and the arugula right behind the cabbage. That much growth was unexpected, too.

I'm amazed at this growth. But even more amazed that, after about 20 years of not having a vegetable garden due to lack of a sunny location, I'm so excited every morning to water my vegetables, to do research about dealing with leafminers, and watch as seeds germinate and tiny plants poke out of the ground.

This growth process seems so magical, not unlike the process of watching a painting emerge on my canvas, take form and struggle through its adolescent phase before being a fully formed, satisfying expression.