Monday, July 8, 2013

Garden Surprises

Radish from the garden.
After being gone for three weeks, the garden is full of surprises, you just have to look harder to find them.

Several of the blackberries have started drying up, but enough were ripe to eat that we could split a small bowl between us. There are a handful still ripening too so we'll keep watching them. I was surprised the birds and squirrels hadn't eaten more.

The radishes have started blooming and grown almost two feet tall! When we left, they were barely a few inches above ground. Several of the plants have been duds, but we've found a few edible bulbs.

I started wrestling the yard back into control by mowing the grass and trimming back the mint. Everything is really in good shape, just ragged around the edges.