July 6, 2015
We harvested our first tomatoes this week 🙂 Right on schedule! We also harvested our first blackberry. We moved the blackberry plant this spring (we’ve had it 8 years and it never gave us fruit where it was previously) and it is growing so much and fruiting beautifully. Other harvests included:
- patty pan squash
- strawberries & blueberries (here & there)
- coriander (I used all of my cilantro seeds so I let some go to seed – cilantro all winter!)
- celery (potato salad)
Beets went to neighbors and potatoes were turned into fries and potato salad. Yum!First tomato was given to neighbors. Carrots are eaten raw for lunch.Cucumbers are eaten for lunch and when we have too many, the chickens enjoy them.(zucchini, patty pan, tomatoes) I normally do not have much luck growing onions but this one looks good! So far so good 🙂My lovely husband grilled the onion, zucchini, and patty pan squash for me on the 4th. It was such a treat since I can’t stand to smell anything cooking inside and I have been unable to eat any veggies this past month. I ate these up, no problem 😀
I have slightly more energy in the mornings (such a blessing!) so we are really getting the garden weeded. We neglected it for a month or so. After only a week of weeding (a wheelbarrow full each day), we are about 3/4 of the way through. I hope to finish up this week and start spreading mulch to keep the weeds at bay.
I try to succession plant almost everything every two weeks, depending on the season. However, for the past month, I have not planted anything. So this week, with my newfound energy (for an hour 😉 ) I planted melons, squash, beans, cucumbers, cabbages and broccoli (for the fall garden).
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