It is beautiful, this garden of ours, every year different but each year more beautiful. This year I (or I could say, we, gardeners of the neighborhood) have a big fight with slugs and snails, trying to protect the little or even bigger plants from them. I have never seen so many slugs or snails in one season as this year. I picked even more than 100 slimy creatures in just one morning in a rainy weather (it seemed that it was so the whole spring). Yuck!
Now the plants are a bit bigger (this doesn’t mean that I don’t pick the snails from an almost ripe pea every day) and it is joy to watch them grow.
Carrots, red beets, salad, cabbage of two sorts, garlic, onion, cucumbers, cuccini, pumpkins, broccoli, kale, leek, celery, pea, eggplants, paprika, kohlrabi, magnold, strawberries and raspberries; all this grows in our garden this year. One can find among them also herbs and spices like parsley, marjoram, oregano, basil, chive, chervil, thyme, chamomile, peppermint, balm-mint, calendula and tarragon. There are also some exotic plants growing there, like peanuts, pak choi and one I like most of all – milk thistle (Silybum marianum). Its seeds are the only herbal medicine for our liver.
Oh, I am so excited every day when I walk among the plants and watch them grow! Well, the weeding is another story that I will not talk about today…