Mid-Summer Waxing Honey Flow Moon
Kate and I have decided on a pick and plan eating method. That is, we’ll pick fresh vegetables, then build a meal around what we have. I picked this morning, for example, green beans, beets, golden and bull’s blood, lettuce, dill, and 7 garlic bulbs. We still have onions from an earlier harvest, so there’s the basics for our lunch or dinner tonight. In addition Mark has picked hundreds, maybe thousands of currants and Kate spent yesterday starting the preservation work. She’s test drying some, making jams and jellies. We’re well into the first significant harvest period though we have had strawberries, lettuce, kale, spinach and onions already.
The tomatoes I started inside, which looked puny early in the season have grown tall and begun to bloom. That means we’ll get heirloom tomatoes in addition to the two store bought plants. Through integrated pest management I’ve beaten back the yucky scourge Colorado beetles on the potatoes . Boy are they gross. Little fat jabba the hut creatures until they get their wings. The leeks have begun to thicken, not much, but some. The potatoes have blooms and that signals the beginning of tuber growth underground. Lots of onions getting bigger, carrots, too.
Big-Stone Mini-Golf deserves its own entry and I’ll get to that either later today or tomorrow.