A watched pot never boils, and a garden full of produce monitored daily never ripens. But go away for a few days and voilà.
Remember those "preemie beans," as Rooie called them? They grew up! I ate this handful raw as a snack at work. The tomatoes will be a salad, and some will probably be frozen. The cellini beans are starting to dry out on their vines. I'll have lots of beans for winter stews. And one fat green pepper that was actually sweet and not bitter. There are more baby peppers out there.
And yes, those raspberry canes are still providing my desserts.
Maybe I should take more vacations.