Yesterday was a good growing day for the garden - hot and sunny. My favorite time of day is early morning, especially when the sun is just rising. It's the best time to walk down the rows of our vegetable garden to see how the plants fared overnight. With the recent rains and the warmth of yesterday, the plants put on a burst of growth and the garden pests seem to be in check.
Harvesting vegetables from my own garden makes my day. This morning I plucked three bright red radishes and two scallions, and gathered big handfuls of kale and Swiss chard. Now that's local food.