Monday, June 11, 2012

June 11, 2012

Pickling cucumbers just four weeks from planting.

Cucumbers are amazing - just four weeks from planting we're filling buckets with this fruit that complements salads and that pickles well.  We grow only pickling cucumbers because they are just right for multiple purposes and are so prolific we end up giving them away in bags.  In harvest now:

Soft baby pumpkins.
Green Beans
Red, black, and purple raspberries
Bell peppers
Dill, basil, other herbs
Soft pumpkins

Sweet corn waist-high.
Zucchini are coming quickly, and after experimentation, we decided the best way to preserve it is to bake it into zucchini bread and freeze the loaves; they make a tasty holiday hors d'oeuvre at parties.

Our peaches and apples look about half-grown; we also have nectarines that look almost ready to eat.  Melon vines in the patch are spreading out, and corn has reached mid-waist.
Peaches look half-grown.
We turned these into triple-berry jam.
Won't see brown much longer - melon vines spreading in the patch.

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