summer gardening…first harvests

 the glory of gardening:

hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature

to nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul

– alfred austin

gardening.feeding my soul.oh yes.this is excactly how it feels.and i’m sure most of you are right with me there.

i see beauty there in every aspect :

in digging my hands right in the dirt.in seeing my girls feet and hands in the dirt.in seeing raindrops on the leaves of the vegetables.in seeing differences of growth in one sort of vegetable.in pulling out the vegetables.the list is neverending.beauty that feeds me.in the soul and my body.beauty that goes beyond the first appearance. a lot of beauty described here can’t be recorded or secured with photographs.its something that only the heart and soul can take in.still, i tried to document some of those beauties with photo’s, to remember the beauty i’ve seen in gardening.here’s some of the vegetables we harvested.we’re still waiting for the tomatoes and peppers to ripen.for the carrots and potatoes to ripen and for some more zucchini’s and cabbage/cale to ripen.

 

 

 

and the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.

frances hodgson burnett

 

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9 thoughts on “summer gardening…first harvests

  1. johannaowlette

    Lovely, both the picture and the harvest! I harvested all of 4 peas (two pods) from my city garden, so that’s the last time I tried peas 🙂
    But I have loads of berries, redcurrants and their white variety, and figs and some yellow raspberries. I also have two young apple trees and a sour cherry tree, but they’re too young so I hope in a few years time to harvest those! I absolutely love growing fruit in our city garden.

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    1. esther

      hi johanna, oh that sounds wonderful.city gardens are very common and popular here germany.and a wonderful enrichment to the citylife. i know a few people, who live in the city, who own or rent a little or bigger patch of garden.its their oasis.so the same here…..and figs.lucky you.our apple tree is also still too young to carry apples, so we, again, will hopefully benefit of our neighbours apple trees.they have more than a hand full older ones that carry lots of apples.enjoy your little city paradise.warm greetings, esther*

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  2. Diana

    Oh Esther!!
    wieder hast du mir so aus dem Herzen gesprochen. Mein grüner Daumen entwickelt sich grade.. ich lerne grade alles von meiner Schwiegermutter und es ist so schön ihre Leidenschaft zu spüren und ich freue mich immer sehr darauf mit ihr in den Garten zu gehen.
    Besonders schön finde ich, dass Phil gleich alles lernt.. mit sechs Monaten war er das erste Mal mit im Garten und jetzt (mit 18 Monaten) nascht er von den Köstlichkeiten und hilft fleißig mit. Er ist so vorsichtig mit den Pflanzen.
    Die Bilder von den geernteten Gemüse sehen wirklich toll aus.. Gemüse wie es sein soll!
    LG Diana

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    1. esther

      liebe diana.vielen dank.und ja.sie lernen und leben einfach da draussen.hier werden zwar auch mal paar pflänzchen ausgerissen, aber ich denke eben auch dass ist teil des lern und erfahrungsprozesses bei kindern. 😉
      lg esther*

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  3. Wren

    Hi Esther! Lovely pictures of your garden. 🙂 I was also wondering, on a different note, if you could share with me your basic sourdough starter recipe/process? Do you already have a post about this? We are thinking about beginning to bake bread again over here. I see a lot of recipes using dutch ovens, etc., that look a little complicated. Do you have any advice or links to share? I know you’re busy! Just thought I would ask 🙂 Thanks, Wren.

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    1. esther

      dear wren.thank you.and i’m not too busy to answer you if you’re thinking about baking your own bread.but unfortunatly i can’t really help you. i never did a starter myself. i got my sourdough starter from my dad and just baked.but i’m pretty sure katrien can help you.she’s a pro in that. her instagram account is @growingwildthings .you probably follow her already 😉
      all the best and good luck with the baking.esther*

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