Thursday, July 28, 2011
Garden 2011 Update
The garden is progressing quite nicely. Last time you saw it, it looked something like this. It has survived a heatwave and recently got a nice cold drink with the slew of rainstorms this week.
The radishes are done (though I still have a slew in the fridge), and lately I've had the pleasure of picking and eating peas, lettuce greens, zucchini, cucumbers, squash blossoms, and lots of different herbs. Garlic was discovered and dug-up around the property, and I'll be saving some of it to plant in the fall for next year's garden. All the blackberries and raspberries are gone, but will soon be replaced by big bunches of grapes. Tomatoes are dripping off the vine, and I'm hoping some (especially the yellow pear tomatoes) will be ready for snacking this weekend. Carrots are close to perfect, while the peppers grow closer to ripe each day. Before I know it, we'll be harvesting pumpkins, butternut squash, pears, and apples (they already have a blush).
Few things in life are as glorious as picking your food from your backyard (or porch, stoop or fire escape).
Photos courtesy of the lovely Christine