How was your gardening week? We had three days of heat and then four days of warm and rain, and I do mean rain, all my rain barrels are full to overflowing and I can see the plants growing. This was a steady as she goes week in the garden, some weeding, and daily picking of strawberries, herbs and greens.
- Harvested-Pigweed, Romaine, Horse Radish Greens, Radishs, Pea’s, Green Tomato’s, Strawberries, Elderflowers, Beebalm, Mints, Feverfew. cucumber
- Planted-Cucumbers,Ground Cherries, Melon’s (from the greenhouse) Dill, Beans
- Canned-Marrow Fruit, Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Fruit, Elderflower syrup, Pickles(made with Grape Leaves, Dill and Horseradish)
- Dried-Lemon’s, Limes, Kiwi, Strawberries, Stinging Nettle, Mints, Elderflowers, Red Clover.
So photos this week of a great example of staggered plantings, so you the back row is very early greenhouse started tomato plants, then second planting of tomato’s and then third plantings. Next we have one of the many! trays to dry of strawberries, along many other things, including the next photo of Elderflowers. Last but not least, my first Greenhouse started Cucumber plants are producing and we have been enjoying yummy fresh cucumber and even made my first spring batch of Grape Leaf Pickles.
So how is your garden doing this week? What have you been wild harvesting? Are you canning yet? Drying? or mainly fresh eating at this point?