Monthly Archives: June 2013

This Crazy Spring

We had snow through a lot of April.  We had cold cloudy weather in May.  In fact, there was still ice on many of the lakes five weeks ago.  Needless to say, the gardens have suffered.

Due to a decision to change our CSA membership to the “share” box instead of the “family share” we are taking better care of our own vegetable gardens.  That has been nice.  Albeit, slow.  This would’ve been the year we could’ve “lightly” harvested the asparagus we planted last year, but only one of the 6 plants came up.  My hubby is particularly perturbed by this!  The seeds are all slow, but growing.  Tomato and pepper plants are growing but not quickly.  I’m still hopeful.

my little rhubarb patch

my little rhubarb patch

The great thing is that I got to FINALLY harvest some rhubarb yesterday!  It made a delicious rhubarb-apple crisp for Father’s Day.  We moved the patch of rhubarb about 3 years ago, I think.  Since then it hasn’t really produced.  But this year looks good!

A few other pictures of my gardens, taken last week:

hoping for some blueberries off these bushes planted last year

hoping for some blueberries off these bushes planted last year

trying some squash again

trying some squash again

a few of the many pepper plants.. LOVE salsa!

a few of the many pepper plants.. LOVE salsa!

one of the two raised square foot beds

one of the two raised square foot beds

There’s a little sneak peek… Let’s hope the next pictures show HUGE growth!  Sunshine and hot summer days; that’s what we need!

If you garden, what is going on in your little patch of dirt?

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