This week I was able to celebrate at the wedding of two friends in Spring Arbor, Michigan. After such a wonderful weekend this post will be a bit shorter.
This week we turned about five quarts of the strawberries we picked into jam, and that totalled 18 half-pints of jam. We decided we wanted to make another batch of jam, so I found a local u-pick farm and picked another four quarts. We made two pint jars of jam and five half-pints. There will be many delicious peanut butter and jam sandwiches this year.
I started to pick peas this week and they are delicious.
I also harvested lettuce and greens which made a delicious salad.
I tried to harvest what I could before leaving for the weekend. I will need to get into the garden tomorrow to harvest anything that is ready or just a bit past ready.
Even though its mid-June I still have some planting to do. I planted pumpkins this week. I wait until my corn is up for a couple of weeks and then plant my pumpkins. I plant my pumpkins and corn in the same areas to use the Three Sisters method of planting. However, if I plant both at the same time the pumpkins quickly shade out the corn. Waiting a couple of weeks gives the corn the time it needs to compete with the pumpkins.
Walking through the beds I noticed two developments. I was really excited to the green growth from the potatoes.
The peppers have been growing well recently. There are lots of new leaves developing. I suspect with the warm days they are going to grow a lot faster.
Hopefully the chipmunks and rabbits have not done damage to the garden, but I will see after a thorough investigation. Lots of driving to do so I will stop here. I hope your plants are growing strong.
Enjoy this season, learn from last season, and look forward to next season.