Thursday, June 6, 2013

Scenes from My Garden


Things in the garden are progressing. We are finally at the part where we can start to harvest a few things. A few strawberries have started to turn red, our raspberries are slowly coming ready, the kale and radishes are both ready to eat. I've collected chamomile for tea and chive and sage for cooking. I have calendula that I was hoping to use to make a lotion infusion but April picks them before I get a chance. Oh well, I'd rather she pick calendula than pick fruit blossoms.

Speaking of fruit blossoms, the blackberries are coming into bloom. I'm not sure who is more excited, us or the bees. I think we shall get quite the haul of blackberries again this year. It also looks like the garlic is getting ready to bloom. What to do with all those scapes? We used them last year for pesto and we still have some left! I found a recipe for pickled garlic scapes so I think I might give that a try. Can't waste a thing from the garden.

I have some fertilizing (I'm giving seaweed fertilizer another go this year), weeding and mulching to do this weekend. The garden has no down time, it is always growing, always changing. It's been such a joy for me this year. I've been taking my time, observing more than before, and feel more in touch with my garden as the years go on. We are getting to know each other better and better with each passing year. I can't wait to see what the summer brings.

1 comment:

  1. We got a lot of garlic scales last year in our CSA veggie box, and just used lots and lots of it, everywhere! Hadn't thought of pickling them. Thanks for the tip!