Too much of a good thing

One thing we are learning as new gardeners is that you have to time a crop so that all of your fruit doesn’t ripen at the same time.

Right now, we’re sick of yellow cherry tomatoes and summer squash.

You know you have too much of a good thing when your children won’t pick things that are ripe and your friends won’t take what you are offering.

Our plan for next year is to be a little more patient in how we plant things. We’ll start seeds at one or two week intrevals so we can better space out our harvest. While we do want to have a lot of eggplant, we don’t exactly want to go from no eggplant to 25 in a week!

Another concept we are thinking about is to form some garden partnerships. We think it would be fun to agree to grow 4-5 items in abundance with the intention of sharing crops.

By Adam McLane

Kristen and Adam live in Ahwahnee, California.

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