On the other hand...it feels so great to feed people, and to see kids picking vegetables and loving it. It's just hard to come to terms with having a garden that is always picked clean.
But then the eternally optimistic farmer inside of me says, "Whoa, wait a minute...look around you....there are more things maturing and the best is yet to come!"
More Broccoli heads and sprouts:
Carrots....sweet, sweet, Carrots:
The U-pick garden is a well used little plot of ground.....it will never be a showcase garden. It's a place where kids step on plants and pick the wrong thing. It's a place where Carrots are picked when they are too small and Zucchinis don't reach foot long status. I will never win any blue ribbons at the fair or grace the cover of a glossy gardening magazine.....but I LOVE this little place......it feeds my heart and soul.