Daddy is at it again and can’t wait to get his garden all planted and growing. He’s already gotten most of it planted and is about to plant the garden in NC as well. It just wouldn’t be summer without my daddy’s garden and it truly keeps him going. I know when he stops, that means he literally will not last long on this earth, because his garden is without a doubt his passion. He will turn 89 in July.
So, we love to see his enthusiasm about gardening and growing his veggies. That is the core of who he is and that will never change. Plus, we all get the benefits of a home grown garden!
I caught him in the garden a few weeks ago, when it was still cool out. He plants his greens garden during the fall and the kale keeps on going. It’s still going and will do fine until the weather gets too hot, which will be soon, I imagine. I just brought home a big bag of kale from their garden and will cook it and freeze part of it for later.
Kale is so nutritious and good for you. A super food! Did you see that Chic-Fil-A now has kale salad as a side? It’s pretty expensive too.
I was recently over there and he was hand watering his tomato plants that just went in the ground. He was lamenting the fact that we haven’t had a good rain in about a week and hoping that it comes soon. Hand watering, can you imagine? He will do what it takes to help his garden thrive.
He’s planted potatoes, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, corn, beans, and sweet potatoes so far. He’ll plant more in NC, but he said he’s not planting as much up there this year. This might be the last year for gardening in NC, since they are talking about selling that house up there. It’s probably time, since taking care of two houses is getting harder for them.
The potatoes are up and looking good.
You can just see the green sprouts coming up all over the garden now. Hoping for some rain soon so that it will keep on growing for him. We all enjoy the bounty of my dad’s garden and eating home grown veggies all summer long.
I’ll do an update later when things get further along and you can see the difference in growth. I love that my daddy is a gardener who has a passion for growing! Thanks as always for hanging out with our family and reading my blog!