This morning I picked lots of tomatoes, pickling cukes, green peppers, and banana peppers. Found the first cayenne and jalapenos. Pinched out the basil and lemon verbena. Even have a few tiny everbearing strawberries the birds didn’t get!!
I was out of town during the recent heatwave, and it was 103 in Northern Virginia, where I was working, so I was very afraid to look at the garden when I returned last night. Fortunately everything is still lush and producing! I tossed a few very overgrown cucumbers (how do those things grow so fast?) but I have enough now to make at least a fridge batch of Tim’s favorite bread-n-butter pickles. Hard to believe each item in this basket (except for the lemon verbena) started as a small seed I ordered from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange on February 1st.
Which picture do you like best? I’m not sure how best to capture my harvest pictures!!*** This personal blog is comprised solely of the opinions, views, projects, and travels of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She is lucky enough to have loving family and friends whom she drags along with her on her adventures and whom she puts to work on her little farm. She uses this blog to help promote living in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.**