Garden Season begins

It’s official … gardening season has begun.  I know, I know, you’re going to say it’s like 20 degrees outside.  You’re going to say there are snowflakes swirling around.  You’re going to say it’s MONTHS until the ground thaws.

But that doesn’t change the fact that it is seed starting time in the Werner household.

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One flat each of cauliflower, cabbage and kohlrabi …

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Four flats of tomato seeds for the high tunnel …

Two more flats of tomatoes and one of broccoli to go.  It may be freezing outside, but we know summer is coming!

 

Summertime Vegetables in full-swing

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Once the summer really gets underway, I find that I have very little time to blog – primarily because vegetables are taking up a lot of time.

Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes!  The heirlooms have finally arrived!  Black Krims Cherokee Purples, Brandywines, Mortgage Lifters, Amana Oranges, and more are now available.  Can’t wait to share these with people at farmers market in the morning!

We also still have cucumbers and a few summer squash.  Winter squash (butternut and spaghetti) will be available soon.  Our okra is sloooooow this summer.  And the deer like the okra plants.  A lot.  Don’t hold your breath for the okra.

But tomatoes … boy, do we have tomatoes.  🙂

(Thanks to the Ark City Traveler for taking this great photo of our veggies!)

 

Vegetable time almost here!

Vegetable time is almost here!  We have picked the first few tomatoes from the high tunnel, including this beauty, here.  Probably won’t be enough for farmers market tomorrow, but hopefully by next week, we will have enough to share.

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It took great restraint to not gobble this up on the spot.

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We will have a few summer squash at market, though – tiny, sweet pattypans.

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Zucchini almost ready to pick

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Gage says there are a few cucumbers ready, too, but I am skeptical.  You almost have to squint to see them here.

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Another tomato, blushing on the vine, almost ready to pick!  Get ready!