|Green beans by the gallon.|
|A softball-sized green tomato.|
Why do we love this time of year? Is it because we can pick blueberries to add to breakfast pancakes, or pick a green pepper to season meatloaf? Maybe it's the long daylight and energized feeling we enjoy. The last weekend of Spring according to the 2012 calendar was a lot more like summer; everything is producing abundantly in response to plentiful rain and moderate temperatures. Last week I reported our sweet corn was waist-high; in one week it doubled in height, and tassels are emerging from the crowns.
|'Jonathan' apples sizing up.|
We put up a batch of refrigerator dill pickles (recipe here). We're happy to report that zucchini and pumpkin vines have not been attacked by vine borers so far, which usually means they will make it. We're seeing softball-sized green globe tomatoes and stuffing-sized green peppers; we're hoping it won't be July before we see the first vine-ripened tomato!
|Parsley (in bloom) and 'Opalka Paste' tomato in foreground, beans, onions, melons, dill, and corn|