In early July I had the pleasure of enjoying a girl's day trip literally up the mountain to pick peaches at Carter Mountain Orchard with one of my wonderful God-daughters and her mom/my college bestie. I was all smiles especially knowing that my sweetheart made a special request for this one on one time with Aunt Tam Tam! So good - right?!
Each growing season I plant with the best of intentions and for the most part, everything goes great. However, there always comes a time when letting go is essential to the success of the garden. My intention in this case is to grow a robust crop, harvest as much as possible, remove at the right time and go forward with planting something else. Yet, I consistently struggle with letting go and as a result, it has been difficult for me to make the most of my gardening space.
I have the hardest time parting ways with the collards and kale. I love having beautiful, fresh greens on hand for sautés, soups and salads throughout the week and my absolute favorite is a good pot of greens with smoked meat on the weekends.
I've had my share of