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Chef Beth's Gardens

I'm not sure just how meaningful life would be without gardens, and all that they bring to our lives. A full stomach is the last thing that comes to my mind when I think of gardens. The warmth of the soil, the fragrance of flowering, soon to be bursting with flavor fruits, the black humus provided by the earthworms.

These are some pics from my garden. Although I miss it already, my basement is filled with it's offspring. We'll enjoy them all winter.


middle

A young buttercup squash







melon



....A solitary melon enjoying life in the shade







Yukon Gold

Just unearthed Yukon Gold
Rainbow chard



Tender rainbow chard






tomatoes

Turning this.....

Into this....

Maters Galore


Heirloom tomatoes ~ many sizes, colors, and flavors


Milpa

Traditional milpa garden, corn, beans, and squash....

part of which becomes this....


Milpa



more maters

Luscious cherry tomatoes snuggling for warmth


This fall, as I was harvesting and cleaning seed for next year's plantings, it suddenly dawned on me, an epiphany of sorts. All of this time, year after year of heirloom seed saving, I thought that I was saving seed, when in reality, they've been saving me.


carrots


"I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation. It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green."
--Nathaniel Hawthorne






Garden cats Sweet guardians of the sweet potatoes




signage

A winter's day project....Beth turning a piece of leftover plywood

into truck sidewalls

signe truck


basket


I love to share the bounty, the flavors, the nuances of my soil. If you could sneak up on me in my garden, you'd see that I have a smile on my face. I like to think the same could be said about you in your dining room, while savoring my garden treats prepared especially for you.


pumpkin pie


'Cause at end of the day,

when chores they be done,

words all have been said,

thoughts too they be gone....

THERE'S ALWAYS PIE!


tassle

Thanks for visiting my garden! I hope I can share it's flavors and textures with you in the future!