So we took a family trip to Ireland and entrusted the garden to fate. Before we left, I did a few things with the early harvest. I missed the window on the radishes so we had only modest number.
I decided to make refrigerator pickles from them.
The spring as also very wet and the peas were really giving their all. Usually, we have about three- or four-foot plants. This year there were over five feet before we left.
We also managed to catch the first of the peonies before we went.
We came back to a very much garden (about a foot of water over the two week were were gone). I got a jet-lagged Jess out to pick some early Saskatoons.
We then harvested about 75 garlic scapes. This was a few more than normal for us but meant lots of pesto.
We then processed them in the house (very smelly!)
It was quite a pile to work through and rough cut.
We then hated out the processor, made maybe two litres of pesto, and froze most of it for the winter Although judging my Jessica's breath, she's been into the jar in the fridge.
The pea plants were over six feet by the time we got back and had run out of trellis. I did a quick early harvest and got three litres of peas.
Some we ate and I'll process the rest today to freeze.
I'm hopeful we'll get to pick some strawberries on the weekend. I also need to spend some more time thinning the carrots and generally knocking back the weeds.