Jennifer and I love watching things grow, planting them, tending to them and then – with our vegetable garden – picking them when they are fresh and ripe and enjoying them.
We've planted a garden for many ears but the last two years, because of our travel schedule, we've returned home from RV trips to find it mostly shriveled up from lack of water or, unpicked, gone to seed.
Nevertheless, there we were this week, getting the vegetable beds ready again, hoeing, weeding, improving the soil and planning it out.
The peas and the new strawberries will be in by the weekend. The rest, a couple of weeks yet when the threat of frost at night has gone away.
We'll do it again this year, despite a travel schedule that will have us gone all but a few scattered days pretty much from June through September.
There is something that is just plain right about planting and tending a garden. It is deeply satisfying, relaxing, good for the soul.
But this year, we will enlist some friends and neighbors to water and tend to our garden while we're gone.
Starting in a few weeks, we have trips planned that will take us to the east coast, all all around the Great Lakes in the Midwest and then a big trip to the mountains and national parks of the west and the Northwest. The veggies I plant over the next couple weeks will be ready for harvesting while we're still out on the road.
But this year, we'll ask friends and neighbors to harvest it as it ripens. Hopefully , we'll find some ready for picking on our visits home between trips.
I've seen RVers who travel with small pots of staked tomatoes.
With the limited space in a Type B, I'm not sure how feasible that is.
How abut you? Have you traveled with fresh and container-growing veggies? If so, how?