Thursday, July 11, 2013

In the garden this week

(Won't be long now)
It's hit or miss in the garden this week.  Some of the squash plants have been hit, though I'm not seeing squash bugs, so I'm not sure what's up with that.  The weeds are doing fantastic!  I can't keep up, but we've got some cooler weather coming this weekend and I plan to make an all out assault on the planting beds and see if I can knock them back some.

(I see pesto making in my future)

The basil is going great and I need to start making and freezing pesto, right now.  I have a big pot with herb plants close to the back door of the house and I use those when I want to add something to whatever I'm cooking, so these plants in the garden have been undisturbed.  I'm having to pinch blooms off the tops now, so I definitely need to start harvesting.

(Harvested this morning)
Bread and butter pickles are on the schedule, too.  For the first time in several years, I'm getting a nice bunch of cucumbers.  If the squash bugs show up on the plants (and I know they will), that will finish them off, but in the meantime, I'm eating them every day and have my supplies ready to stock the pantry with homemade bread and butters.

There's not much else quite ready.  The tomatoes are still several weeks from ripening and I can hardly wait.  We live for summer tomatoes around here.  In the meantime, I need to buy some vanilla ice cream because we're just going to make do with blackberry cobbler!  (Try this recipe for something easy and delicious.)

1 comment:

  1. LOVE blackberries!! I sit and eat them all night long, then pick the seeds out of my teeth the rest of the night!