I’m watching my 95 year old Grama and Aunts farm this week. They are traveling west so I am feeding the critters and picking from the garden. My Aunt used the straw bale method to garden this year and her veggies are producing much sooner than mine. She fertilized the bales in the spring, bringing them up to temperature and was able to plant sooner than in the ground method.
That’s good for me because we are having fresh vegetables every day. I could make a meal of nothing but veggies and often hubby and I sit down to a meal of corn on the cob, sliced cucumbers and tomato wedges. Our growing season has been very strange this year (again) and the sweet corn is the best I have had in years. We are eating it every day and enjoying how yummy it is. It’s so disappointing to get corn with no flavor, but that’s not the case this year.
I have been picking cherry tomatoes and cucumbers from my own garden so far. I chose not to plant to much this year never knowing if the deer will eat everything. So far it’s doing great, I ended up covering everything with tule fabric and that keeps the critters out. I’m just starting to get cosmos blooming in my cut garden and can’t wait to show you those. Anyone else picking wonderful veggies from you garden right now?