Our son called the other day and was talking about the garden. We showed him the garden using face-time. While talking to him he couldn't believe how everything was looking. Here are some of the goodies we showed him.
The onions are about the size of base-balls. We have to admit it is exciting because this is the first year we have tried these types of onions.
The Swiss chard is still growing strong.
Our Fennel is doing great and we planted some more because we love to roast it with some olive oil sprinkled with salt and pepper then garnished with some freshly grated Parmesan.
And our Peppers are growing wonderfully right now. We have an assortment of bells, banana, anaheim and jalapeno.
This is our egg plant. We have already cooked a few, and they are as fresh and tasty as they look.
Butternut Squash are also showing some growth.
We believe that one reason things are doing well this year is because of the help from our girls (and boy).
They have given us a nice supply of fertilizer for the compost. The compost we used in the garden was cured all winter.
Also the pear trees are loaded this year.
One of the disappointing crops this year is our blueberries. When most of the blooms were out we got a late freeze, and those blooms dropped, so we are only going to get about a sixth of the berries we were hoping for. Of the berries we are getting, they look to be large.
Once again, a slice of what is growing around Sweet Pickles Farm.
Hopefully soon we will be able to share some of it being put to use in the kitchen.
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