It's the first one. Isn't it beautiful? What could be better for the first day of June?
I'm thrilled that our strawberries are starting to ripen! With my measly number of plants we'll only have enough berries for eating. I'm still pea-green with envy for Robin's 88 plants! (And you have seen her blushing peas? Wow!) We'll find a UPick place to load up for preserves and such. But until then, these lovely jewels are all ours!
Today was a stellar day - our humidity finally cleared and we had a sunny blue sky day. I worked on lots of little places to get them weeded, tilled, and ready for planting. I also planted some okra next to the Roma's in the Upper Garden. There's some peppers there too so I'll be calling that plot Gumbo Row. I also planted about 50 little Scarlet Runner bean seedlings all around on the fence lines.
Yesterday was a hot, humid, scorcher of a day. I was up and out there before 6am trying to beat the heat. I got the last row of Red Pontiac taters planted outside the gate.
Just uphill I tilled and planted clover, some leftover oats, and black oil sunflowers. Just down hill is the existing (heavily strawed row) of potatoes, then the newest row, then a strip of buckwheat. In the background you can see that we left some of the blackberries ramble along. The beez love the blossoms and if we get out there before the birds, we might just get a few of the berries for ourselves.
Hope everyone got outside and enjoyed the sunshine and blue sky! Happy First Day of June!