Things have finally slowed down a bit around here!
Matt is safely in England, the kids are finishing up school, and we’re still eating graduation buns (and will be for some time to come!)
I guess it’s time to think about the garden again!
We enjoyed both lettuce and radishes from the very few early things that actually made it in the ground several weeks ago.
And the peas are ready to pick! The bad news is that we only got one kind planted – the sugar snap variety. The regular pea seeds are still in the packet and it’s much too late in the season to get them in the ground.
The kids are not going to be happy when they realize this fact.
Not. at. all.
They all love fresh peas. Some of them don’t even like stir fry.
There will be no sitting in the pea patch eating fresh peas and shucking the pod over the fence this year. Nope. Instead there will be great weeping and gnashing of teeth.
We did manage to get the rest of the garden planted though.
In one night. During graduation week. It isn’t pretty.
Some of the corn looks more like a corn maze than corn rows!
But it’s in.
Grow little jalapenos! Grow fast!
With the nice rains over the weekend, the green beans are sprouting! I planted Jade green beans for the first time this year. A friend brought me some last year and I loved them!
Instead of getting fat when left on the plant – the Jade beans just get longer. I do have a packet of my stand-by Blue Lake variety for mid-season planting if I need them.
Would you believe that I initially planted 50 of the tomato plants we started from seed. Yes – 50! And I still had at least that many plants left!
So I started giving them away – to my mom , my sisters, my neighbor – anyone who looked like they needed a tomato, or two or three.
On Sunday I took what was left to church and blessed people with them.
Angel Girl somehow squeezed the remaining 4 plants in the garden – bringing our grand total to 54.
Someone asked me on Sunday what in the world we were going to do with that many tomatoes.
Umm – eat them?
It could be a busy summer!
I’ve linked this post up with the Tuesday Garden Party at An Oregon Cottage.