animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook


So far, the garden has been producing nicely. This year, for the first time ever, I picked some large onions and beets. Normally both run small. I don’t mind it for the beets so much, but tiny onions are a pain to deal with. I’m not sure what’s the cause for the large vegetables–all I can figure is that it has something to do with the early spring because I planted everything at the same time of the year that I usually do.

No red tomatoes yet, but the plants look great. I should have a good crop this year. Due to the blight problem, I bought some fungicidal spray for the plants. I’ve only sprayed once so far. I’m trying to do it the least amount possible since I don’t like using stuff like this, even if it is approved for organic gardening. Blight is dependent upon the weather (cool, rainy weather). I sprayed during one of the cooler times, but it’s been pretty hot and dry since then so I haven’t bothered to do it again (yet).
I’ve been canning and freezing some things, too, but that won’t get into full swing until more things start to ripen. I’m trying to stay away from novelty items this year (pickled butternut squash, anyone?) and just stick to things that I can really use.