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A Garden and Harvest Update
The sugar snap peas have been producing quite nicely. I was a little worried that the warm weather might do them in but so far they are all right. If they keep producing like they are I’ll need to start preparing some of the sugar snap peas for the freezer.
We also ate our first strawberry from our strawberry patch this week. I was only able to find about a handful of berries, but I’m sure we will have more soon. Well, that is if I can keep the squirrels and slugs at bay.
I really need to get the slug bait (referral link) out. I saw so many slugs in strawberry patch. I hand picked all that I saw, but I know there is more. But the slug bait should do the trick. Those slugs just love the strawberries.
I also noticed while I was picking slugs that we have one raspberry ripening. Which seems a little early to me, but I won’t complain. We have a bunch of raspberries set this year. We should have a good harvest. I love being able to go into the backyard and grab fresh berries right out of the garden.
Our tomato plants are growing well under their covers. I had to lift the covers a little to vent them this week since the temperatures got into the 80’s. But I didn’t want to remove them because the temperatures are going to fall back down in the 60’s again. Which is how it goes this time of year here in Oregon.
That’s what happening in my garden right now. How is your garden coming along this year? Are you harvesting any produce yet?
Here’s this week’s featured gardening tips,
1. These raised bed covers from Garden Up Green would work well to keep the squirrels out of my strawberries.
2. Learn how to harvest lettuce to keep it producing from Grace Garden and Homestead.
3. Dandelions, they don’t seem like they are good for anything. But did you know you can make salve out of them. Try this Dandelion Salve recipe from Such a Busy Backyard.
4. Restored Roots shared how to build your own Worm Towers to help enrich the soil. This is something we need to try in our garden.
5. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen a plant and wondered, what it was. Becky of Becky Elmuccio shared about the Like That Garden App that can identify a plant for you, when you take a photo of it. How cool is that?!
Can’t wait to see what you have to share this week!