Oh, things are looking a little....wild....out there in the garden these days! I think that's the right word for it - so many things have passed now, and the weeds are plentiful. But so too are the vegetables and flowers still to come. The berries have all but finished, excepting the elderberries which are very close to ready. I'm excited to play with those a bit.
And after fretting about the potatoes - we were hit hard by the potato bugs towards the end - I started to harvest some of them and was so pleased at what I found. Just one row of potatoes is what you see in the photos above, with seven more to harvest! Those are all the variety Satinas, which we've heard good things about from friends and are so happy to have tried this year.
The onions are all drying now, alongside the garlic under the garden shed roof. The smell is divine.
We're enjoying (truly) a small break from the beans, as bush beans are done and pole beans not quite ready. There's an entire freezer shelf dedicated to those frozen beans now, not to mention all the jars fermented and canned. With more to come, we'll be well stocked in beans this winter.
And I'm roasting tomatoes every day - also headed to the freezer or fermenting jars. Yes...the garden shift is definitely into the kitchen these days. Next week I'll share some kitchen happenings, as I know so many of us are spending our time there right now, preserving and enjoying the harvests.
A twenty five pound bag of winter rye seed is in my garden shed now, waiting for me to use it on some beds as a cover crop - something we've never done here before. I'm excited to see what that does to our soil for next year, and excited, really, to be "planting" in late August - whatever it may be.
And on that note - both kitchen and garden are calling! I do hope you are enjoying your gardens this wee too, friends!
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If you're keeping garden notes and photographs and want to share it with the rest of us, do leave a comment with a link so that we may take a stroll through your garden too! It's a delight to see what and how things are growing all over, and to read the comments with such great gardening wisdom! Thank you all for continuing to share in this little project.