Our weather has went from warm to downright hot. We had a mini heatwave this past week. It was just a little too warm for me. But the garden just loved it.
The strawberries are producing really well. I think I picked about 4 quarts this past week, with two of those over the weekend. The raspberries are also starting to ripen. I think all the sudden warm weather helped them to start ripening fast.
The cool loving peas, have done the opposite, and slowed down in their production. I noticed that our bush peas are starting to die off. I think we will have the pole peas producing for a little while longer but the rest of this week is going to be in the mid 80’s. I’m not sure how long they will hold out. But we are happy to have a few peas to pick.
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From your host this week, Michelle @ SimplifyLiveLove.
We spent several days of last week in Central Missouri helping with my ailing grandpa and my dad’s garden. While my garden in Eastern Iowa needs rain, Central Missouri is just consumed by it, with high humidity, lots of storms, and flood warnings. Normally my dad gripes most of the summer about lack of rain, but that is NOT the case so far this year! Check out the fabulous sights in his garden – beautiful cabbage, broccoli, flowering potatoes, flowering squash, more strawberries than you can imagine, and so much lettuce, kale and chard!
I was simply amazed at my dad’s garden, first by the mud, and then by the bounty. I had to leave my shoes at the fence and go barefoot since I failed to pack my mud boots. It was a little nasty being barefoot in the mud at first, but then I thought it was kind of fun – acting like a kid again. While I’ve been picking lettuce, strawberries, and spinach at home, my dad is practically swimming in those things.
I can’t believe that he’s already harvested the main heads of his broccoli and the heirloom tomatoes I started from seed and gave him are at least triple the size of the same varieties I have in my garden. I picked strawberries out of his huge patch for three days and canned some delicious strawberry syrup – perfect for pancakes, waffles, ice cream and more. And I also headed home with delicious asparagus, kale, lettuce, and enormous broccoli side shoots. I’m so happy about that.
On tap for me this week is finally making my tomato cages. That must get done! I still haven’t spent the time I need to spend in my berry patch, so hopefully that will happen too. Now, let’s get the Tuesday Garden Party started by showing you some of the posts I enjoyed most from last week.
This week’s featured posts!
1. Rooting Lilacs from Cuttings from Flower Patch Farmhouse
2. May Garden Update from Robyn’s Hobbies
3. Bush Beans in Our Square Foot Garden by Homestead to Heaven
4. Tips for Growing Hanging Baskets by Centsable Momma
5. Creating Fragrant Garden Paths by My Thrifting Addiction