Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bowl of Berries

The strawberries are finally enough that it's not a few berries here and there as a snack. I got 1 lb. 5 oz. today - apparently the maximum my sweatshirt pockets can hold.
Third trimester tummy muscles don't agree with harvesting position very much so it looks like Q might have to take on more harvesting duty this year than he's previously done. Luckily he's always been a good sport about it. I left a lot of "almosts" on the plants today, so I'm guessing there will be at least another 2-3 lbs. ripe for a pick on Friday.

The squash we planted out over the weekend are still looking great and these guys have another week or so of hardening off before they go into the garden. I haven't had my usual problem of "sunburn" this year with the starts, so I may have to show a little gratitude for the cloudy days we've been having.

I never got any basil started, does anyone have experience with direct sowing it outdoors in the Willamette Valley this late in the spring? I hate to buy starts for something that grows so easily and our good weather here usually lasts into October, so it seems likely that it would work.

Here are the oats and corn...







1 comment:

John Forrester said...

I want to add multiple sensors with my weather measuring instrument to improve it's features.Can it be found at weather shops? Where can I find the best quality of it?