Oh, yes, it is safe to say that we have over planted… especially cucumbers. It could explain why I have to continuously stifle this almost uncontrollable urge to approach total strangers on the street and offer them a grocery bag full of pickling cucumbers. LOL Of course they are pickling cucumbers, so they look a bit odd to most people, so I have to explain their nature to the recipient before they get excited about the gift. It is fun to watch. Most of the time I rub off the little pickers before I gift them.
So far I am happy to say that I am carrying through with my plan. Today I am making more Fire and Ice Pickles and delivering a few goodie veggie bags to some friends who all happen to live in the neighborhood. I had to use the wheel barrow to cart the harvest from the garden onto my patio! What a haul.
It feels good to write in my garden blog again. I guess I took a small vacation and then another vacation from my computer and blog when I returned. Then on the very day that I had thoughts of what to write here, I ended up rescuing two kittens that need around the clock care, around the clock heating pad, pooping (yes you must), feeding and burping. I also rub their little tummies cuz they are so cute. Pictures are sure to follow soon on the blog. So, it is a miracle that I can even jot down these few notes for today. I am always listening for meow meow. When they are healthier, I will have more time to do stuff.
So, for now, I am very busy processing cucumbers, blanching and freezing green beans, making more strawberry Jam for Tom next door, and feeding kittens. The fresh produce is wonderful. I love my garden! I am going to plant my next round of plants. I already have some Cherry Tomatoes started that are ready for the dirt….
Eat your veggies! ( or come over here and eat some of ours… please! )