In fact, since my lettuce crop is going so well this summer, I decided it's time to expand for fall veggies. Another trip down to my favorite local garden center, and I've now got broccoli, leeks and spinach in the garden.
My gardening obsession is getting a bit out of control. As I've been going on my runs (or these days walks) only as I past yards with lush green gardens, my pace slows and I pretty much turn into a gawker. One of the neat thing about Seattle is that people have a tendency to garden in their front yards. That's how much people love to garden and grow their own food. If they don't have much of back yard, no worries, there's the front. If the front's no good, there's the parking strip (a common garden spot). So I've got a nice clear view of everyone's garden spot.
In fact, on Friday, as I walked home from the bus stop, I couldn't help gawking at this one particular yard. I'm sure I was a sight to be seen for myself. If the owners had seen me from their house this would have been their view: me: in a suit, heels, hiking up a hill with a green striped gym bag and a pink yoga mat on one shoulder and an oversized worked bag on the others. And I was stopped on the sidewalk staring blatenly at their lovely chicken coop. In their front yard. It looked lovely. As did the rest of their garden. And as I strolled the rest of way home, my mind wandered on what could be the next stage of my obession...
In the meantime, I do love my little raspberries!