Happy Tuesday Garden Party- you guys are always so inspiring to me with your tips, ideas, and recipes, thanks for taking the time to link and comment! How are things going this late-June week – can you believe there’s only a week left until July? I was late with planting our corn and while it’s all up, it definitely won’t be “knee high by the 4th of July.”
However, I’ve learned not to worry about it, since I’m not after the earliest corn (unlike with tomatoes, ha!), but more of a long window of harvest. I plant three corn varieties, a super early, a mid-season, and a later season and then space the early and mid corn a week or two apart from the late season corn. Since we can harvest throughout all of September, this works well for us and if I get all the corn planted by mid-June even, we’re good. Do you space your corn out, too?
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From this week’s host, Shelly from Frugal Family Home:
I hope the weather has been good gardening weather where you live. A couple weeks ago we had quite the spike of hot weather and my peas didn’t like it at all.
The sugar snap bush peas didn’t make it and I had to pull them up. The pole peas are still holding on but a few are dying off here and there, so I’m sure it won’t be long before I have to take them out too. But we did get a good harvest this year, so I can’t really complain.
The kale is looking so good, even with the warmer weather. I need to harvest some to add to our salads this week.
I’ve been picking raspberries each day. We only have a small run of raspberries, but they are producing so nicely this year. I’ve made one batch of strawberry freezer jam and one batch of raspberry freezer jam too. The kids also helped me make a batch of dairy free strawberry ice cream with the last bit of strawberries from our strawberry patch. It turned out so good. I love ice cream with fresh berries in it.
Now that I’ve got you thinking about a nice big bowl of ice cream, lets get back to gardening with this week’s features!
1. Garden Up Green shared these DIY wood planter boxes using reclaimed wood. If you have some wood laying around be sure to check these out.
2. Oak Hill Homestead shared about all the rain they had in May and getting a late start to gardening.
3. Rindy Mae shared how she is using her overflowing Rhubarb harvest in this yummy looking Rhubarb Tart.
4. Sensible Gardening shared a video with tips on growing Petunias.
5. Sidewalk Shoes has a few great photos of a snail in the garden.
Can’t wait to see what you have to share this week!