The Weekly Digs #21

by Becky Porter
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The harvest is increasing and I’m so excited! I love this time of year! I’m always surprised at how much the kids eat from the garden on a daily basis. It’s a good problem to have, but I keep telling Cameron we need more acres and space to grow if we are going to keep up with the appetites of the kids.

 Kiowa Blackberry

Kiowa Blackberry

The other day I harvested 10 cucumbers in the morning and the kids ate every single one by dinner!

In the garden:

  • Planted beans. The kids planted some more in their garden too. Varieties were a mixture of fresh and dried beans. Fresh- gold rush, royal burgundy, and calima. For dried beans- Quincy pinto bean, Silver Cloud Cannellini, Oje de Tigre, and Good Mother Stallard

  • Harvesting a few more cherry tomatoes, sungold is always our first to produce. Also, cucumbers, bulb fennel, blackberries, blueberries, green beans, green and banana peppers.

  • Tomatoes have early blight because of all the rain. I’ve been working on clipping diseased leaves to keep them in check.

 June 24th 2019

June 24th 2019

In the kitchen:

  • Cameron took some of the kids and pick three more gallons of blueberries I weighed them and it was 21 lbs. I froze 2 gallons worth and the other gallon got eaten fresh and make into homemade popsicles.

  • I also picked another 2 lbs of blueberries from my own garden and dehydrated those.

  • Made and froze some pesto

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