Taking a Load Off

A few of our sungolds, resting in the rain. // Boston, MA

After five straight days of gray and constantly rainy weather, we’re scheduled for a weekend of nothing but sunshine. I figured it’d be a good time to head back into the city to check on our old back alley garden and pluck whatever was ripe in advance of a probable growth spurth over these next few days. Since we recently moved to Watertown, we’re only able to stop and check on the plants once every week or so; I arrived yesterday to bunches of ripe sungolds, and picked off about a pint in all, leaving behind plenty of green ones and even some new yellow flowers to receive lots of sugary attention in the next few days.

Above, a little bunch of tomatoes has made its way through to the Western (shaded) side of the trellis, and is clearly taking advantage of the added support, though these little guys are certainly not getting as much sun as they’d like to. A few days of heat and sunshine should make for a great weekend for the city’s gardens.

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