animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

garden time

The vegetable garden is doing well this year. I’m a little concerned with all of the rain we’ve been getting as some of the tomato plants are getting spotty leaves like the past two seasons. Other than that, everything looks good (especially the potato plants–they are huge!).

This was my first year for strawberries and I had quite the harvest. I made Strawberry Margarita Jam a couple of weekends ago and that turned out as good as expected. I’m going to use up the rest of the berries this weekend in my regular jam.

The fruit trees, on the other hand, don’t appear to have any blossoms or fruit on them. I’m blaming the winter. On a related not, something (rabbits) ate all of the bark off the lower part of the trees over the winter, so I’m glad the trees are still alive.