The broccoli is ready to harvest. I took a couple the other day, and today I’ll harvest the entire crop. That means a quick dunk in boiling water then shock them in a sink filled with ice water. Dry them off and bag them up. I’ll have broccoli all winter this way. Right behind the ones I pull out I’ll be planting the fall broccoli, although not in the same spot. We always rotate.
Little tomatoes are ever so cute and still very very green. Thankfully we’re having plenty of sun this summer, unlike last year and the tomatoes will get ripe nicely.
Lilies are SUPER tall this year, must have been all the spring rain. This one does not smell as nice as the Stargazers which should open in another few days, but it’s a nice lily all the same.
Black raspberries! Lots of them. Basket: Melon style made of purchased reed w/ ash handle.
Rattlesnake pole beans are finally gaining…they will top the posts though, all 8 feet of them. I like these beans for several reasons. They freeze great, if you let them go at the end of the season the fresh beans are delicious and they are heirlooms, so seed saving is easy.
Snapdragons will always remind me of the first time I showed these to my daughter. If you hold the flower just right (behind the flower joint) you can make the bottom of the flower open and close. It looks like the flower is talking. My little girl was tickled pink with this as a child and we’d make up funny stories and tell flower jokes. Those were good days. Teenager that she is, she’s much less interested in ‘gardening’ this year.
Salad. This is some of the final spring lettuces. I always make sure to water heavily the evening before harvesting to keep them from going bitter. Summer lettuces are sizing up nicely.
Whew, that was scary… I hit a button and the screen changed… YIKES, did I just kill the whole post?? Thankfully, not. But I was not finished yet. The corn, while not quite as “high as an elephants eye” is doing well. It gets a bit more shade in the afternoon that I would LOVE, but it should still make. The trees on the west side need some work to bring back the late day (5:00 and on) sun back full throttle.
So that’s the happs. I’m so glad you stopped by…. Drop a comment and let me know what’s shakin’ with you 🙂
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