The massacre begins

Swiss chard is the star today, but you can see some tomatoes and eggplants awaiting their turn in the wings.

Swiss chard is the star today, but you can see some tomatoes and eggplants awaiting their turn in the wings.

We got a lot of rain last night and this morning the air blissfully cool. Perfect greens-picking conditions. So I pulled up most of the lettuce and all of the Swiss chard for tonight’s dinner. The sky is pretty gray–a relief after last week’s blasting sun–so this evening I’ll finish demolishing nearly three months’ work (the plants’, and mine) and transplant my remaining nightshades, which have been trapped in their containers so long that they’re starting to look like adolescents who have outgrown their clothes.

On Wednesday I’m leaving the country for a week and a half, and I’d like to see them cozily settled into their adult soil before then.

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