Another Monday means pickles. Last Monday I picked all the cucumbers and Mrs. Miller and I started the brine for a batch of sweet pickles.
While Mrs. Miller scrubbed cucumbers I prepared the brine. Canning salt and water.
This week we will start another batch of sweet pickles thanks to cucumber donations for our friends Dick & Ellie and Ted & Eleanor.
Every year Ted & Eleanor go to the Adirondacks. I get to watch over their garden while they are gone. Often they offer me some vegetables. This year they have lots of cucumbers and there will be many zucchini.
The above picture shows some of the peppers I picked today. Typically, I only grow mild peppers. However, when I saw some of the peppers this week I was surprised. A few of the plants’ fruit looked a bit different from the bell peppers I was expecting.
This year I planted a couple of crops later than I originally planned. The green beans were one of the later crops. They are now flowering. I am getting excited about having beans and making dilly beans.
Pumpkins also went into the ground late. However, they seem to be doing really well. Today I think I noticed a baby pumpkin.
In our area berries have been greatly effectively by the weather. The red raspberry season was about two days. I was really hoping my ever-bearing berries would make it through the dry part of the summer and produce well. So far there are only a few flowers but I think they may do ok.
I am looking forward to this week. There will a lot to harvest. Tomatoes are coming along really well, fresh herbs, peppers, tomatillos, and corn. So much to look forward to.
Last week I wrote about World Kitchen Garden Day. Cohocton River Rock Micro Farm will be hosting a celebration of World Kitchen Garden Day. You are invited to come and walk around. There will be a camp fire, hot dogs, and smores. There will be some lawn games. Most importantly there will be garden tours. We will answer any questions you may have. Sunday, August 28th from 5 to 7 pm please come join us. If you need directions please contact me. I really hope to see you here.