Sunday, July 26, 2009

I have been busily tending the jungle of garden I have this year. Things are looking fine in there. I did have a bit of blight on some tomato plants but, with some pruning and more mulch applied, they should be fine. Onions are also not doing well. They are rotting in the ground. But, what can you expect with this being the wettest July on record?
The other thing I did this past week was to make some fabulous blueberry jam. Yum, yum. All together I put up 16 pints and 2 1/2 pints. Won't have to make more for about 4 months. I have someone in the family who absolutely devours the stuff.
Peas are coming on strong too. Yesterday I blanched and froze enough for two meals. I know that doesn't sound like much but, can you imagine the taste treat that will be during the dead of winter? Can't wait to do the same with the corn.
Hope all is well in your world....????
It is impossible to describe to someone who does not garden, the sense of intoxication, of absolute delight, brought on by working amongst such green, sweet, growing friends that the garden becomes...." The power of a garden: 1914

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

All grown up - take 2

Okay folks trying once again to post these pictures of what those seedlings from way back in late February now look like.

Aren't they beautiful? It's a jungle in there.

The boxes are designed after Mel Bartholmews Square foot garden boxes.

And, I pretty much stick to his methods of growing.

Lots of rain so far this summer.

I am worried about my tomatoes but, only time will tell there.

Hope you enjoy the garden pictures.

My very best friend has come to visit.

Talk about making memories....

I wish she could stay forever but, that's not to be the case.

I will have to start saving up to go and visit her next year.

I love you my sister.

All grown up

The picture of the seedlings I posted back in March.... they now look like this.
Woo hoo they are doing very well. This jungle is my garden as of two days ago.
We have been harvesting lettuce, spinach, beet greens, radishes and hopefully today peas and new potatoes.
Yum, yum.

Little old me...

My photo
An american yankee up past the 49th parellel.