And…We’re Off!

It’s Memorial Day-the official kickoff of summer-and I am excited about how the garden is shaping up so far. The fireflies and hummingbirds have arrived, the cucumbers have started being harvested, the flowers are up and blooming rapidly-yep, it’s summer.

My tomatoes-various varieties, both heirloom and hybrid-are creating a forest in my raised bed. The blooms and baby maters are numerous. Sure beats last year’s disaster.

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I am growing the Spacemaster variety of cucumbers for the first time this year and they have proven fabulous so far. I harvested three yesterday and the vines are completely loaded. Hopefully the mildew will stay off and we will have a summer full of salads and pickles.

We went to a strawberry farm this month and I froze over two gallons of sliced berries and canned several jars of strawberry-rhubarb jam. Yum!!

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The total amount of food produced this year is slowly but steadily climbing. So far, we are at 25 lbs 15 oz. This includes lettuce, blackberries, and cucumbers-I’m very pleased with this number and we’re not even out of May.

I will leave you pics from around the May garden. As always, bloom where you’re planted because it takes a lot of poop to make the grass greener on that other side. Blessings, Catherine

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