July in the Garden

All through June it always feels to me like we have the whole summer ahead of us and it’s never going to end. Then the Fourth of July comes and goes and suddenly summer begins to feel like it’s slipping away. This week as we approach mid-July that feeling is creeping up on me, but I  am taking comfort in the fact that here in New England summer eating has hardly begun. Continue reading

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Summer is really here.

Just in time for the first day of summer, the temperature hit 100 degrees last week. We had three days of temperatures in the upper 90s, before settling back down to the 80s for the weekend.  Saturday night there were fireworks and we rode our bikes up to the park to see them. A pretty perfect summer weekend if you ask me. Continue reading

June in the Garden (Part II)

So what else is happening in the garden this month? Earlier in the week we talked about beans and spinach and chard.

The real star of the garden this month are the Blue Podded soup peas. They have long since outgrown their trellis, and the vines are covered in beautiful deep purple pods. These peas are for drying, not for fresh eating, so as tempting as it is to pick them, I have to wait for the pods to dry out. I only wish the sugar snaps and shell peas were so prolific! Continue reading