Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Hi everyone! I thought I’d show a few of the good things to eat that are growing in the garden. The blueberries are starting to turn blue!
It’s really been a mixed growing season so far. Some things are loving the unusually high temperatures that we’re having and some things are not. I’m glad I don’t really have to feed my family from what I grow! I think we’d starve this year!
The eggplants seem to love the heat and are producing well.
It’s roasted eggplant tonight!
The lettuce mix does not like the heat. In an effort to keep it cool and hopefully keep it from bolting, I used this fun paper parasol instead of a more traditional shade cloth.
We’ll see if it works – but at least it looks better than burlap!
The tomatoes apparently aren’t loving the constant heat. So far only the Sweet 100’s and the Romas are turning red (I did have one really big Better Boy but SOMETHING was in my garden the other night and ate half of it and some corn!).
LOTS of basil! How do you preserve basil if you want to make pesto but you’re not ready to make it yet? Usually I dry my excess basil. If I freeze it will it still make good pesto?
Last year I planted a fruit tree that has three different fruits on it. So far the plums are ripe!
I also tried something a bit different with this tree. I planted it in a bed with other non-fruiting shrubs and trees (it’s the one behind the birdbath). All of our other fruit trees are in one area (I was going to make a little orchard) but we’ve been having problems with different diseases spreading from one tree to another.
The pears and apples aren’t quite ready yet.
Since the Little Meadow is close to the other fruit trees I thought I’d show you a new flower that has been blooming. It’s a tall spiky flower with yellow blossoms at the top. Does anyone know what it’s called?
The Little Meadow is such a joy to us that I’m thinking of expanding it next year. There are the prettiest little yellow birds that seem to like it and fly out every time we walk by and the butterflies seem to love it too! There’s always some new flower growing. Sometimes they’re small, delicate and close to the ground and sometimes they’re tall like this yellow one!
This is just the beginning of good things to eat! There’s still so much more to come from the garden. Thanks for visiting today!