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Summer Seed Plantinbg Experiment: Perennial flowers. 7.14.18
Your cherries look bright, plump, full of flavor, and will most assuredly make delicious pies.
Your milkweed looks like our healthy ones that grow wild here.
Are we invited? I LOVE home made cherry pie!!!
The potatoes look really good.
Today I harvested, pitted, and froze enough pie cherries for 3 more pies. These were from a "wild" cherry tree that was probably planted by a bird, 50 years ago. Huge tree. The cherries are not as red, and have a slight bitterness when raw, but bake into awesome pies.
I also noticed that the earliest potato hills started to die down, and dug them up. There are enough red potatoes for potato salad, and enough russets for a few batches of hash browns. That's just 4 hills, and these were random potatoes from the garage that withered and sprouted last winter. Not bad.
Randy, I hope that fencing works! Wild animals are my biggest garden frustration.
To be honest, I dont think these taste as good as other blackberries I grow. But they are not seedy. Im waiting now for other varietiez - Prime Ark Freedom, which was really good last year, and Triple Crown and Arapaho, both of which I have not tried before. All are thornless. Triple Crown had the best reviews.
Milkweeds are blooming. They are not native here. I wondered if they would survive and grow. They did.
Today I mowed the area that will be Rufus's "back yard", mowed and weeded my fig orchard, and scrubbed out a rain barrel. That water went onto the fig trees . This is a promising summer for figs
Blackberries, one of my favourites!
I wish my blackberries were that big. But, mine are wild. We planted some chestnut trees on the farm this past spring. I haven't checked to see how they're doing. PS: I love Rufus' name!
Heard a NPR piece this morning about poison ivy. Hard to believe that most people can't recognize it. It is ubiquitous around here. In fact, I have a little bit on my hands, despite being very careful when I see it.
Put up my electric fence around sweet corn over the weekend. What a chore: posts to dig, wire to string, etc. Hope it keeps the 'coons out.
Thanks Joan. He's a handful! And he already gives a lot of joy.
I think I let some collard greens go to seed last year. The bed was full of volunteer collard green plants, this Spring. I saved enough plants to make a row. Cabbage worms don't bother these, at least not much.
The first of my Columbia Star blackberries. These are a modern hybrid, of the Western type blackberry. Thornless, trailing type. The flavor is very good, but not the flavor that I rave about (unlike Illinois Everbearing mulberry)
These are the female flowers on a chestnut tree. They are the first ones, that I have ever seen. I posted the male flowers, previously. I wondered if the Chestnut trees that I planted will bear in my lifetime. All I want is a taste! Looks like that could happen.
Welcome to Godless in the Garden, Rufus! I look forward to sharing your growing-up years.
Daniel, you look great! Your eyes are bright and your smile sparkles.
Randy, I know what it's like in hot Indiana summer! Humid, too. Good time to be inside.
My little helpet's name is Rufus. He's a trouble maker so I have to put him inside while Im gardening.
Today is busy and not much is needed in garden, so It's in auto pilot for the day. Not much in the vegetable department yet. Swert cherries just finished.
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