Next year, my teenage boy won’t be here all summer to eat vegetables.
Next year, I’ll need to plant a smaller garden, or be completely overwhelmed with food we can’t eat.
This is the last summer I will ever have a garden this big.
I’m having a harder time adjusting to that thought than I am the thought one of my kids will leave home in a year. Oh, I always knew that someday I’d scale back the garden, but ‘someday’ in my mind was always when I grew too old to manage so much garden.
But ‘someday’ is next year.
How am I going to cut back? Which varieties will I not plant? How will I curb my zucchini problem? What am I going to do with my time, if I’m not forced to spend every daylight hour in the garden from September to December?
It’s a good thing I have several months to prepare. This is going to take some getting used to.