Sorry, things have been a bit crazy what with the strawberries and swim lessons and office redo and all. First things first…Strawberries! I can’t count how many we’ve gotten – I’d hazard a vague guess at somewhere between 25-30 qts of berries. I’ve put up 2 batches of jam (4qts each made 8-1/2pt jars), given away about 10qts, and there’s another 8qts or so in the fridge headed for the freezer this afternoon. Plus we ate some.
When we put up the tomato trellis, the timing was perfect as they immediately went into overdrive of growth (it’s been hot).
Last weekend we put in cucumber trellis and the timing for that seems like perfect also – they’re just starting to get tall enough and send out their “fingers”. I don’t anticipate we’ll need to help them along, either, since the lines are so close together.
First we removed all the pathway cloth.
Put up the cucumber trellis.
Then weed-wacked the rest of the paths. So much tidier looking!
Here’s what the garden looked like yesterday. The tomatoes are really taking off, and I love how the cucumber trellis helps the tomato trellis to balance the width of the garden with some height.
Speaking of tomatoes being happy…
Also, Victor had been askomplaining about not having any flowers in his bed…
He’s even asked if he can “take over” the blue potato bed – I think because it will soon be very flowery!
We’re starting to get a few currants, and the blueberries are only a few weeks away, too. All in all… things are going very well! I’ve started seeing Japanese Beetles, though, on the currants. I hope they aren’t too bad this year!