Today we are officially open for business
hopefully you brought your market basket...if not you can borrow mine!
first stop the apple trees
we have a choice of Anna's or Fuji
the squirrels are just gorging themselves on my fruit trees...so pick quick
we have grapes this year too
they are not quite ready to eat
but I'm hopeful they will be wonderful and sweet
when they are ripe
we have around 40 or so vines of edible varieties
this is year three for these vines
and I was told by a friend that you will start to get fruit by the third year....
and she was right!
we work really hard keeping the potager really tidy
because of all of the animals...
I swear, it seems like the squirrels eat everything
new this year is corn...waist high by July
love these big fat cucumbers
I planted these yellow banana peppers last year too
and they produce all summer long
and into the fall
interspersed with the Basil
are these bright marigolds
I think I might experiment with more flowers in the vegetable garden
because it really makes the beds pop
we have yellow squash and zucchini
beets...which are huge!
the tomato's are just now starting to ripen...I have six big plants this year
Early Girl, Sweet 1000's and a few heirloom varities
parsley...both flat and curly
I self sow all of the lettuce and mesclun and it really does well
soon these little guys...
will look just like this...
it takes only about 4 weeks and I like to harvest the leaves when they are
small and young
for a more tender and less bitter flavor
we have Japanese eggplant, watermelon and pumpkin vines,
yellow wax beans and a few varieties of spring onions
I hope your market basket is full and
you can whip up something really good for dinner
don't forget to invite me!