Well its been an interstesting start to August.
I was able to get in a good harvest yesterday so that was a plus. The weather is a nice steady temp and I do not see their being a risk of frost for quite awhile. I have likely jinxed myself and we will get frost sooner than I want, but that's life. This year the weather has been crazy so you just never know!
The plan was to make borshct last night. However, with company on sunday and monday I was just to darn pooped out to make it..even as simple as it is to make! So that is going to be the plan this afternoon or evening we shall see how it goes.
I was able to have my first big pea feast of the year last night. I picked 1 lbs of peas and I ate them all. Every last one fresh right out of the shell. Oh how I do love summer and all this fresh produce!
Here is a pic of all the lettuce I have. Mind the weeds.....I might just become Mrs. Lettuce after this! However, since this is my first year planting it I wont be to hard on myself. I know now for next year not to plant all the seed at the same time. Just incase you were thinking oh 15feet of lettuce that isn't too bad. I have another 15ft row at the other end of the garden :0
I am thinking of changing up my row direction next year. Right now I have them going north-south and each row is 32feet. Next year I think I might do the rows east-west and more compact. 2 rows of 15ft. Not sure yet as it is all in my head. I will have to get it all down on paper once the snow hits. Until then must focus on the 2011 garden.
On the downside the apple tree that lost its fruit in the windstorm is dying :( As I had mentioned before I think it has some kind of issue getting little black spots on its leaves. Two days ago it was looking a little limp and now the leaves are turning brown. I sprayed it with a fungiside today to see if that would help, but I think she is a gonner. Oh well it only cost 30bucks and we just bought it in may.......so not a HUGE loss to the pocket book.