|Organic broccoli harvest.|
Broccoli is in season; though cabbage worms and other pests have chewed holes in the leaves, nylon hose "socks" pulled over these developing crowns have organically protected the harvest for our enjoyment. A hoticultural extension agent told us that broccoli, more than any vegetable in the supermarket, absorbs pesticide and stores it. Supermarkets provide pest-free broccoli at a cost. This organic broccoli is worth all the effort we put into it; from this harvest alone we froze six quart bags for future use and enjoyed all we could eat fresh. This particular variety will continue to produce sizeable crowns all season long.
|Sour cherries frozen for later use.|
Pea pods are growing from abundant flowers, the first set of sweet corn is about four inches tall, and the main summer vegetable garden is growing up.
|The summer vegetable garden.|