Dinner from the Garden
I am a Pacific Northwest native transplanted to the southeast for 36 years. In 2012, I returned to my childhood home and fell in love with this corner of the country again. I am a grandmother, a storywriter, a teacher, an attention payer, a hiker, and a back roads wanderer. Check out my website (and my memoir) at www.gretchenstaebler.com.
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Yum! I am jealous! We’ve had plenty of lettuce and spinach. My beans have blossoms on them, as do the peapods. And I saw a few green tomatoes the other day. Our favorite local blueberry farm has opened, though…so that’s cause for celebration.
My garden (and I’m not alone, I hear) is really slow this year. I picked the first plum tomato yesterday, and it’s not quite ripe; I’ve had one orange cherry; there are a few that have been green forever. I’ve had a ton of peas, lettuce and chard doing well. Bean plants have been eaten three times and something is in there again–maybe a vole. Squash has just started to form. Strawberries, nada. I have two flats of Spooner’s blueberries in the freezer:-) And yesterday I ate one blueberry from my new bushes that I thought I picked all the flowers off of, as per instructions in year one.