Gooseberries are finsished with a total this year of 38 cups, Strawberries are up to a over a hundred prepared cups(topped and sliced and measured) and currents still have a little to go but so far just under 20 cups of currents.
The first of our fresh new potato’s from the garden, I went to town the day before Canada day to get a bag of local potato’s and to my amazement, they were out of potato’s, I mean totally out, just a big empty space with a homemade sign that said out of stock. So came home looked in the farm book for the dates on our own potatos, and dug a hill up, and this is what I found.. two big, two med and four little ones, I love how you can eat them skin on, and they cook so fast compared to stored potato’s.
Tomato’s of all kinds are growing like mad, big ones, little ones, roma ones.. all loving the rain and the heat, there must be hundreds of green tomato’s in the garden at this point.
This is one of the melons in the hugelbeet, its coming along in growth but a while yet before, yes, I need to weed the bed 🙂 I think I will see flowers, however on my seed out cuc’s, I have flowers and tiny little cuc’s starting, which is awesome, soon it will be time to do some sweet bread and butter pickles.
Its been a good year for toads in the garden, I try and have a couple different homemade toad houses in and around the different area’s for them, I liked this handsome gentleman. is that not the most perfect smiling grumpy face 🙂
On the flower and herb front, I have been drying lots of Daylily flowers, enjoy so that they got their own post and tons of herbs, the one that is the striking right now is the BeeBalm, its a site to behold!
So, how is your garden this week? What you enjoying fresh? What are you perserving? What are you drying? What is your favorite flower of the week?