We’re in the middle of good eats. Fresh fruits and vegetables are rolling in, and I’m digging through my recipes to find new ways to eat them. Our personal harvest started about a month ago, and now there’s always something that needs picking.
- Black raspberries: were abundant and are now sitting in the freezer, waiting to be made into jam.
- Snow peas: didn’t germinate well, but those that did germinate produced well and were a nice addition to our salads
- Lettuce: a write-off and even though some of it is still growing, it’s bitter
- Red raspberries: are abundant and I’m currently picking every morning; favorite way to enjoy them is on pound cake with whipped cream. Extras are frozen.
- Blueberries: producing well, but I caught the robins stealing the ripe berries and so I had to put chicken wire around them; favorite way to enjoy them is by making Earl Gray Blueberry Jam (so good!!!!)
- Tomatoes: somehow we ended up with mostly cherry tomato plants, and while they had a rough start, they’re picking up and starting to produce
- Garlic: harvested yesterday and now drying in our basement
- Zucchini: picked the first one today with more to come
- Herbs: favorite this year is mint
- Beets: spotty germination, but those that did grow are ready to be picked
Not ready for harvesting yet: potatoes, cucumbers, watermelon, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, carrots, beans, late summer raspberries