Posts Tagged ‘raspberries’

Raspberries here, raspberries there, raspberries everywhere

20131007-185305.jpgAfter not being able to pick raspberries for five days, I was sure they’d all be either be really overripe or just too mushy from all the rain we have gotten. Boy did I get a surprise when I went out to the raspberry patch today. Continue reading

Proscrastination, tool troubles hinder harvest

20130922-160120.jpgNote to self for 2014 garden: As much as you’ll try to find excuses not to, remember to keep up with late summer weeding. It makes it a lot easier to find and dig root crops like potatoes and carrots. And another thing. Don’t think you can make do with a pitchfork that has a bent tine. Now, maybe logic (or in my case my inner cheapskate) tells you that you should be able to bend it back in place and it should work normally, but odds are it won’t. Just buy a new one. (By the way, is it just me, or does the pitchfork in the above photo looks like it’s giving me the finger?) Continue reading

Raspberries just about ripe for the pickin’

20130905-185503.jpgDon’t they look yummy? By this time next week, I hope to be pouring over Pinterest looking for more raspberry recipes. Can’t wait! Continue reading

Snooty sunflowers, a ton of tomatoes and loads of raspberries

20130828-131626.jpgI haven’t written a lot about my tomatoes this summer, although that doesn’t mean they’re not producing. I’ve gotten enough for the last three weeks or so to more than satisfy my personal needs for slicing, putting on BLTs, as well as on salads. Continue reading

Beauty and the berries

20130819-185748.jpgThe second crop of raspberries keep growing every day. I think I better start searching for more recipes to use them in! Continue reading

Giant sunflowers and a plethora of cosmos and weeds

While I love the giant sunflowers that tower over the east end of my garden, I’ve yet to see an actual sunflower head on them yet. No yellow petals or deep brown centers. Of course, given their size, it’s quite possible that I just can’t see that high, and I hope that’s the case. Or that, just like everything else this growing season, they’re a bit behind. Continue reading

Beans and raspberries frozen and tucked away for winter

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Despite the dastardly Japanese beetles that attacked my beans and raspberries, I have been fortunate to have a heavy yield of both crops. So I spent a fair amount of time this past weekend freezing batches of both. Continue reading

Japanese beetle pretty — pretty destructive

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A co-worker asked me last week whether I had any Japanese beetles in my garden yet. We work at a local news outlet and he was writing a story on how the destructive pest was out in full force in the Green Bay area. I told him I didn’t think so, although in truth, it had been so hot that I hadn’t spent any time near the garden. It was supposed to cool off by the end of the week, so I made a mental note to check then. Continue reading

Raspberries late this year

(Above photo: Before I weeded, some weeds were taller than the raspberries.)

Finally got the raspberry patch weeded, the last of the “big” weeding jobs I had left to complete. You can tell by the before and after photos just how big the weeds were! Now if only the berries would ripen. Continue reading

Summer means garden in full swing – finally

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The warmer weather has finally kick-started my garden. I’ve been cutting lettuce for two weeks now, and have started giving it away to friends so it doesn’t go to waste. Despite the fact that it came up very spotty, I’ve got plenty to eat. I’m still not sure why it was so spotty this year. What’s even stranger is that I replanted the areas where it didn’t come up the first time, and the second planting didn’t come up either. Continue reading

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