Life is never really “stormy” here at the farm, or in our garden. But we are in our early season lull before our late summer “pop”. The blueberries, herbs and flowers are in full swing, but otherwise we are in a quiet period. Our cherries are long since gone, but the farmer’s market has more (we aren’t quite done with cherries, stay tuned). The strawberries are between crops, the peaches and nectarines are weeks away, the apples and pears are further out.
But the tomatoes, squash, cukes, peppers and eggplant are coming, and when they come, they come on strong. If we have a good season (and that is a big “if”), the challenge will be keeping up with the tomatoes. This is a good problem to have, one we look forward to. Giving away tomatoes is a very good way to buy new friends and keep existing ones…and we aren’t above that sort of thing.
But for now we wait, work and watch the bees in the flowers. It’s summer. The sun shines during the day, the stars sparkle at night and the garden has new surprises every morning. The storm is coming, but it will be welcomed with open arms.
- First Harvest And A Farm Update (putneyfarm.com)
- Lavender, Cherries And Loquats (putneyfarm.com)
- Vegetable Garden Flooding By Tropical Storm Andrea (backyardgardeningtips.com)
- Gardens Gardens Everywhere (organicallypure.wordpress.com)
- Gardening On May Long (millyvanillyhandmade.wordpress.com)
- Gardening in Unfortunate Circumstances (housethatcraicbuilt.wordpress.com)
- I’d Like to Show Off the Garden… (cindyricksgers.wordpress.com)
so beautiful! 🙂
Looking great, so jealous. I am only getting my garden planted now. Had to stop due to tropical storm Andrea and then I had to start again after she left. Not much luck yet as we just had another two days of rain and the garden is flooded again. Suppose to be nice for the next few days so I can get planting started again.
Good luck…you get more weather out there than we do (but you also get those tomatoes, so maybe it’s worth it.)
I am so excited for your strawberry and chile–they’re here! they’re here! Pretty pix for sure. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Finally sun and warmth in Minnesota, so our berries are blossoming (no fruit yet) and at least the herbs are full-on. Waiting for bell peppers (orange, red, and “chocolate”!) and tomatoes and cucumber. Smaller scale than yours, but that’s what Farmers’ Markets are for, yes?
Always enjoy your posts.
Thanks. And we still use the farmers market every week, too many good things to pass up.
Hope your berries and peppers turn out (our record with peppers is decidedly mixed).
Stunning! My fave is of the strawberry.
Speaking of strawberries, you’ll post at least one fabulous strawberry dessert recipe this summer, won’t you? Please?
Thanks- and yes we will! We transplanted strawberries to a new bed this summer so the main crop is a bit late. But more coming…
Just look at those blueberries! You can practically see them ripening in that photo. Fantastic.
Thanks- we have 6 bushes working at the moment and you can see the progression, depending in the bush- some ripen sooner (and taste different) than others…
Just beautiful! Each little blossom or bud holds so much promise it is just exciting!
It is! We almost seem to count them sometimes….
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Thanks! We will follow-up with a post!
You garden is gorgeous! I so enjoy the beautiful photos!
Thanks! Glad we can share… Gardens make people happy….
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