I have decided not to go to an event in September. I find that it takes up about 2 to 3 weeks, prep, actually going to the event, then cleaning up after. Husband has been an absolute rock about helping me, but several OTHER events occur that same time, and I am either: frantically preparing, gone, or exhausted and don't want to go. So, this year, I decided, you know, I will just skip. I found that they have a good handle on the job I normally do, and lots of new volunteers, so I will maybe be a visitor, but not a participant. Amazing, huh?
And, thought I, wow. Harvest for my garden is usually smack dab in the middle of all that. Now I can go hog wild on the garden, and not have to worry about coming home to rotting veggies, or picking things the size of fire extinguishers... Husband's idea of picking, is to call a neighbor and say, 'you want this?' Which is not a problem, except that some take the things I was saving for me, or pick the plant in such a way as to damage it. The first more than the last, fortune would have it, but when you have been waiting all season to try kohlrabi, and when you get home, every last one is gone, it's a bit of a bummer. (Hope springs eternal for THIS year...)
So, while dreaming of my garden this year, Husband and I start chatting about what we might be doing in September. Then he mentions, oh, since I would like to work on the pump house, could you skip the garden? I don't want to be running over the hose, and we could work on putting in the raised beds and such for next year.
After settling my eye twitch down, I asked if I had to not garden at all. Would a planter garden cause any problems? He said, oh, no, that should be fine, I just need to have the back area available.
So, I have started my seeds for this season, and will probably get a bit creative, because of the space limitations, (hanging planters, anyone?), but there will be veggies!
Even if it will look like I am trying to start a nursery...