Sunday, August 5, 2012

Growth Spurt

We're back from vacation and by the looks of my garden, I learned two things: 
1.  It obviously rained while we were gone.
2.  Things grow a lot faster when you're not watching!

Seriously, either I've forgotten how the plants looked before I left, or they grow better when I'm not watching.  I concluded that it's a lot like trying to watch a pot of water come to a boil.  Some people say it takes longer if you're watching it.  That can't possibly be true.  However, it certainly does seem to boil quicker if you look away.  And so it is with the garden.  Go away for a week, and you come home to some monster plants!  The dahlias tripled, the zuchini plants doubled and the tomatoes are thriving!  All the rest kept pace too.  I enlisted a neighbor to "help yourself" to the veggies while I was gone so her picking cucumbers, tomatoes and zucchini certainly helped.  It's nice te be home to hover over my gardens once again, but it's also a relief to know that they certainly don't need me as much as I thought.


  1. Great to know that your garden is flourishing AND can let you take a break too :) Welcome home!