The cucumbers keep coming. Today Grace harvested 22 cucumbers and there are more on the vines, but I was too tired to go through the a-frame to pick them. Tomorrow is another day.
The cherry, Roma, and patio tomato plants are starting to produce more tomatoes and pretty soon I should have enough Roma tomatoes saved up to make my first batch of tomato puree.
The big surprise when I went out to the garden today was the broccoli. With all the cabbage butterflies flying around and all the cabbage worms that are decimating my Brussel sprouts, I thought for sure that the broccoli was doomed as well. I guess I was wrong. It looks wonderful. Not sure how this grows or when to pick, so I’ll be doing a bit of reading tonight. For now though I’m excited to have a little fresh broccoli with dinner in a few weeks.
The plums continue to darken and turn purple. They are still quite hard and tart, but I’m sure with the nice weather that is predicted for the coming week, we’ll be swimming in plums very shortly.
A glorious day for the garden. I made another batch of pickles this morning and plan on making some sweet relish tomorrow. The pantry is filling and for this I am — Simply Grateful.