Last week-end was the Edible Nelson Garden Tour. People come visit garden hosts to share information about gardening. It was enjoyable to meet fellow gardeners as I learned a few tips and tricks. It turns out we were voted Most Diverse Garden. We DO have A LOT of food growing. Let me think....soy beans, potatoes, carrots, peas, lettuce, sweat meat squash, corn, tomatoes, tomatoes and more tomatoes, blue berries, beats, peaches, poppies, peppers, eggplant...Anyway, we won a lovely basket of goodies from the Kootenay Co-op.
Other than that, I spend my mornings watering the garden, harvesting and weeding. Overall, it's pretty low maintenance right now. I find the watering takes a lot of time (only one quarter of the garden needs to be hand watered, too!) But it allows me to observe what's happening, what plants are doing well, where the weeds have sprouted and what needs harvesting, not to mention that it's meditative and relaxing.