Tuesday Garden Party, May 26th

Welcome to this week’s Tuesday Garden Party. I don’t know about your but our garden is really starting to take off. We have some nice sized strawberries forming. The bees have been busy on the raspberry bushes and it looks like we should have a nice crop of those this year too. We also have some blueberries forming too. I can’t wait to try those great tasting berries soon. It shouldn’t be long for our strawberries.

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From your host this week, Jami @ An Oregon Cottage:

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We’ve had a couple weeks of cloudy and rainy weather, which is more typical of our Pacific Northwest springs than the dry, warmer weather we had through April. Flowers are blooming, the first strawberries ripened (but sadly were a bit flavorless from all the rain), and my containers will be planted this weekend with purple, pink and white color spots. We are harvesting lettuce (and more lettuce…), chard, green onions (I just pull the smaller onions to make way for the others to grow bulbs and these are our ‘green onions’), and asparagus. The peas are blossoming, so any day I’m looking for the snow peas first and then the snaps.

The cole crops and tomatoes are LOVING their covers, growing like crazy even with our cooler weather, and I will start hardening off the peppers to plant next week (it’s supposed to warm up, so the timing should be good). Planting the warm weather seeds (zucchini, beans, corn, and pumpkins) is all that’s left for the summer garden!

What are you guys harvesting now?

Check out these features from last week’s party:

This week's Tuesday Garden Party is live.

1. Wonderful garden tour: the view, the garden rooms, the sheds…sigh @This Green Life

2. 10 Garlic Scape Recipes @Grow A Good Life

3. Using live plants inside @Chateau Chic

4. Incredible Gerbera Daisy photos @Gentle Joy Photography

5. How to Reuse Old Potting Soil (I do this every year, too) @1929 Charmer Cottage

Can’t wait to see what you have for us this week!


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5 thoughts on “Tuesday Garden Party, May 26th”

  1. Our berries have just come out of hibernation this last couple weeks, and I’m already excited. I bet yours are tempting you, with their being almost ready? Do you cook much with them, or do you hope to put up a lot?

    1. Oh how exciting Deborah! I picked a handful of strawberries today. But the slugs are really bad this year, so I’m going to need to break out the slug bait. 🙁

      I usually make freezer jam with some of the berries. We also enjoy some fresh, I bake with some, and I freeze the rest for later use.

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