So, besides getting the CSA food we are starting to haul in the booty from our garden. The cucumbers are starting to set little tiny cucumbers. Two days ago I spied our very first bean that was big enough to harvest. Looking a little harder turned up about a pound of tender, perfect green bush beans. I harvested again today and got another pound. This pound was snapped, blanched, weighed (13 oz), and put in the freezer.
The asparagus is still feathering out but we're getting thicker and thicker new shoots coming in. Its really hard not to harvest them, but I'm learning that patience is everything with gardening.
We are supposed to be letting the strawberries develop their roots but we decided that we would let two of the plants flower at will... and that means sneaking some fruit. Ryan came in with our first red strawberry today. Just the two plants alone have about 20 fruits on them. I can help but feel excited. The roots will catch up, I'm sure. What did I say about patience? Nothing. Just look at it. It was so incredibly juicy and a lot sweeter than the strawberries I picked earlier in June at the strawberry farm.
In other less visual news, the first bunch of corn should be ready to pick in about 6 days. We're getting about two ears on each stalk in the first couple rows. We bought some corn to use with the CSA food this week. We'll see if we have to buy it again. Hopefully not. It is so satisfying to grow your own food.
Chasing Auntie Cass who was trying to talk on the phone.