The time has finally arrived. I'm starting to get big harvests of vegetables.....weeks (months) after so many others. But, heh heh---it's been cool, so THBBBBBBBBBB.
I cut my first 2 heads of broccoli this morning-one batch blanched for Broccoli/Pasta AuGratin, the rest made into Cream of Broccoli soup-all within an hour of cutting.
The peas-I started to shell, but realized at the half way point that I was only going to end up with about 1/2 cup. I'm saving them for fresh eating whole instead. Much easier, and frankly, much tastier.
Yes, strawberries are STILL coming in. This is by far the longest harvest I've ever had.
I've got enough frozen to last the whole winter. We are now SICK of strawberries. Even the neighbors got at least 6 quarts each. Successful, despite the mold issues. And yes, Mama Pea,
as soon as that precious grandbaby goes home on Monday, I'm going to take GOOD CARE of my patch. Lesson Learned!
The only rose I've not been able to successfully anihilate. The miniature rose is one of those from the grocery store. Plant them!!! They are tough as nails (I'm a Zone 4, I don't fertilize, I don't spray!) Positively Sue-Proof roses!!
The Heliopsis has just opened.
The "Major Wheeler" honeysuckle from High Country Gardens. Beautiful. I'm planning on moving it to the new trellis early next spring.
One of the Dahlias. Sorry-I wrote in marker on the label. It faded. Rats.
My crazy Delphiniums I grew from seed. They're in their second year and are well over 5 foot tall. Some of the stems are as big around as corn stalks (I remember corn. Long time ago.....)