I Just harvested my lavender! I was excited because this is actually the first time. I had planted it last year really late and I was just hoping they would make it. They did and boy am I glad! I now have it hanging on an old ladder under the porch drying, I am not sure just yet what I am going to do with once its dry, but I am sure it will be used. Either for body care or just to decorate around our house. I LOVE lavender! It was just last week when I was weeding the beds and I just smelled its fragrance the whole time, you just barely brush it accidentally and it will just infuse the outdoor air with its fragrance.
There is just so much I love about gardening, I simply cannot get enough of it. Just when I think I am at my limit in gardening space I somehow find another reason to add more growing space some way or another. I think the main motivation for me in introducing more gardening space is to have more opportunities to eat right out of the garden. It nourishes not just my body but at times even my soul. I have been dealing with so much lately, my garden is a nice refuge and its just so nice to do those days were grief is right there in my face day after day. Right now as I write this I am making Stefan and I some dinner incorporating the Pak Choy I have growing in containers. Organic chicken thighs, garlic, oyster sauce, honey, soy sauce, grated ginger, sesame and coconut oils is part of the concoction I am putting together. I found the recipe online and I have no idea how it is going to turn out. Its nice knowing that one of the main ingredients pak choy is one I already had on hand.