There is a rhythm to gardening;
of sowing seeds, preparing ground, watering and tending, labelling, tieing in, cutting back and pinching out..
Lots of waiting of around wondering when will things get going.
Managing the pests, weeding and feeding.
Of noticing details and minutiae, of puzzling and wondering, of working things out.
Of sitting back and enjoying the fruits of your labour.
It seems this year I will have to rely on my greenhouse grown tomatoes as Blight has hit – this is the disease that was behind much of the Irish potato famines; without wishing to sound glib, thankfully I’m not relying on my crops to feed my family, but it’s still so disappointing to have to grub up and destroy plants. So the gardening rhythm has hit a discordant note and jarrs with the normal rhythms, and I have to adjust and re-tune.
I also realise I haven’t been very chatty of late on my blog with more photos than words, it seems I’ve temporarily lost my gardening - blogging rhythm too :)
Note ~ Tomatoes pictured are Tigerella and Blue OSU