|Tree Frogs ~ summer residents in the portable greenhouse|
I'm thrilled to say all my garden hoses were drained, dry, rolled up and in the shed through the beautiful warm sunshine this week. The portable greenhouse was dry, dismantled, neatly folded and tucked in the shed in a very orderly fashion. The greenhouse resident five tree frogs were relocated in the surrounding area to the sweet potato plants that I have yet to harvest.
|Butternut and Buttercup Squash|
|Single jar fermentation of vegetables|
If you have followed my strawberry obsession, I always complain about the June crop. Small berries, small yield and fighting the bugs and birds. I had an idea this week to prune off all the flowers and small green berries. Yes, they were covered in flowers and I noticed several days after pruning there are more flowers opening that I missed! My reasoning is 'why have them put all that energy into flowers and berries that will never ripen?' Hoping if I prune the plants early that their energy will produce a better June crop. I will have to wait and see. But, in the meantime, this warm sunny weather has produced several heavy pickings of huge, sweet, juicy strawberries. I am in heaven!!
|September Seascape Strawberries ... amazing!!|
Till next time ... Happy Gardening and Bon Appétit!
Photos by Sally Rae