Gifts from the Garden
By MargeeGoldenAycock on July 08, 2014
Last week it was so wonderfully cool and wet that I got the whole garden weeded in the matter of a couple of hours. Then we went away for the weekend and when I returned.... did I mention "wet" ? Anyways there were tons of weeds and now there are too many mosquitos and it is nearly 100 degrees out so needless to say I think I will let the weeds win this battle till it cools off again. On the up side, my luck with cucumbers is on again, off again (I don't poison ) and apparently this is my year. getting tons of cucumbers, peppers and my tomato plants look great but not nearly enough tomatoes to suit me. This year I am trying a couple of new things... goji berries and ground cherries. both are growing like gangbusters but the goji berries don't live up to their hype. I will dry them and then see what I think but the fresh ones aren't tasty enough for me. The ground cherries, on the other hand, are a great addition to the garden. I really like the taste and I like the unique little lanterns you find them in.
Peaches and blackberries are from our community garden just behind the house.
I am Margaret Aycock. This blog follows my life as an artist, organic gardener, forager, cook,and house concert host. I live in a family of musicians/songwriters/artists, Jesse Aycock, Dylan Aycock ( Scissortail Records) Scott Aycock