Last week I barely stepped in the garden. This week, it shows. Today is a day for chores. Usually I don’t mind garden chores. Weeding is just part of things. Trellis training is a must. Sometimes it can be a bit tedious, but it’s so essential, I just keep my eye on the prize. The prize it seems is a beautiful, luscious, glorious, bountiful harvest!
Radish Harvest 2012
I have to weed Patrick’s Green Garden, with some help from the little guy of course.
I saw about 20 ladybugs in the radish bed today. I'm glad 'cause this is where I'll be putting tomatoes this week.
I have to finish harvesting radishes, all except those I’m waiting for seed from.
I have to train some wayward cucumbers that would really like to migrate to the neighboring bed (the manure is always richer on the other side of the trellis, it would seem), and I need to manage some melons that would really like to just meander in the yard instead of on the trellis.
I have tomatoes almost ready to pick! Yay! And, the Raveena eggplants are all in flower. Oh, I just remembered, I’m picking Pattypan squash babies this week for pickles. I have enough for about 2 quarts at the moment. I’ll be making UFO pickles Wednesday.
Ready to harvest! Tom Thumb Lettuce
Little Gem Lettuce has become my favorite lettuce. They are adorable!
It’s a little hard to tell from the pictures, but each head of the Little Gems are four inches across. They are adorable, and have become my favorite lettuce over all.
Patrick’s Green Garden has Mexican Sour Gherkins that are ready to pick as well. I’ll toss some of them in some brine as well at some point this week!
Green Zebra Tomatoes almost ready!
Paddy wanted me to put a picture of his Zinnias blooming. This is "Envy"
Paddy's Green Garden Green Doctors Cherry Tomatoes
In the big cucumber bed in back, the White Wonder is the first to fruit this year. So, dills and garlic dills will be the first to get put up. Oh, and I’m trying a new (for me) recipe of Olive Oil Dills this year. If any of you have made these, holler at me, I’d love to know what to expect.
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Chores await, and I have a new book to listen to. Have a paisley day!~KeriAnne