Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lettuce and Raspberries

It's been a long time since I've done a post. We have had a good haul of turnips and lettuce. We planted five kinds of lettuce: Simpson's Elite, Bibb, Romaine, Tennis Ball...can't remember the fifth. But either way they've tasted great! Our rhubarb on the other hand is not doing so well. The leaves are big but the stalks are still green and short. I think we are gonna have to move this in the fall to somewhere a bit shadier and roomier. It has been weeded since this picture :) ...And of course, a happy dog is a gardening must!

Here are pics of the other end of the garden (from two weeks ago). Our peas didn't do so hot this season. We were neglectful and didn't get them trained up the trellis properly. The only ones that really produced anything were the ones that started going rogue and using the fence for support. Not much going on in the tomato bed except the super tall onions (which will be the subject of its own post shortly). You can see our big raspberry bushes at the end and the side of the plot. I also planted chamomile in a new bed we scraped together with scrap wood and stuck in between a bed and the cold frame.

...and we have been harvesting so many raspberries we have had to find extra uses for them since adding them to the good ol' morning oatmeal isn't making a dent. Plus they are so fragile and go bad so quickly... no wonder they are obscenely expensive in the store. So in an effort to make a bigger dent we made a raspberry galette yesterday. The tart bubbled over a little but it tasted amazing!

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