As I scratched the soil away from the base of one of my potato plants in the garden, it revealed some beautiful red potatoes beneath the soil. After eating the sprouted remnants of last year’s crop, it is exciting to know that very soon we can eat fresh “new potatoes.” Small zucchini and yellow summer squash are now set on the plants and we have already been eating kale and chard.
The transition from eating last year’s crop from the freezer to eating fresh from the garden is a wonderful change. With the longest days of summer now beginning to shorten after the Solstice, the plant world seems to begin to race to meet the deadline of fall. Gardeners, enjoy the race!