A Very Bushy Garden And My Pushy Lawn Crew

text and photos by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbor’s Polly Saltonstall


It’s that time of year when the garden is growing so fast that I can no longer keep up. Peas finally are done. But beans, beets, peppers, chard, kale, carrots, broccoli, and even eggplant and potatoes are all ready for eating. I checked out the cukes this morning and have a dozen or more ready to pickle. Combine this with a full-time job, children on summer vacation, and houseguests, and I do not think I’ll be getting much sleep for a while. Just have to remind myself this is a joyful bounty.