At long last…

A little late but we got the garden planted today.  The weather hasn’t been hot but it sure has been good growing for established plants; our grass and fruit trees are going wild.  I think this could be a banner year for fruit.  Our summer garden has quite a variety this year including zucchini, crookneck, spaghetti and kuri squash; rutabega; leeks and red and white onions; carrots including bolero and flyaway; beets, tomatoes, lettuce and rhubarb.  In the orchard this year, we have four varieties of apples, two pears, three plums and a cherry.  When it cools, we’ll plant some peas, broccoli and cauliflower.  Our herb garden will have oregano, cilantro, garlic, parsley, chives and basil to name a few.  It’s shaping up to be a great year in the garden and now that hydro has picked up the ol’ fridge and we’ve made a pet food storage unit of the ol’ freezer, we have a lot more room for preserves, canning and freezing.  I just have to finish the article on root cellars now!  Stay tuned to see what happens!

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  1. Martin

    Wow! What a great post. That is so exciting to see what you have in the garden already. It’s great to see what steps you’ve taken to feed yourself and probably the neighbours and friends too. Great job you two. Don’t forget…in the fall…when you are despairing about preserving all your goods…call for help. We (and I’m sure some of your friends) will enjoy a canning party associated with a glass of wine or two.
    Love to both.
    What is crookneck?

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