It’s summer! Or at least it really feels like it given that we’ve apparently had the warmest May on record. The garden appears to be enjoying it overall though. My squash and beans are growing really fast, and my potatoes are taller than I am in their grow bags. Unfortunately it means an early end to some of my spring plants. My cress bolted first, followed by the radishes (Note to self: easter egg radishes bolt super fast, I should stick to the little round red ones, they’re the only ones that worked out.) and even the broccoli gave up this week. Amusingly enough it was the “heat tolerant” broccoli that bolted first… It last long enough for me to get a decent head from each plant, and we’ll eat the stalks and greens in stir fry next week. I’m planning to plant more Waltham broccoli in fall, so I have another shot at it. And I can use the bed to grow more zucchini and yellow beans. I already have row covers up I can use for the zucchini. The radishes and cress will be replaced with more lettuce.
I usually feel a little anxious about planting things, since I know I don’t always space things correctly. So far I’m doing pretty well this year, so hopefully I’ll be able to keep that up.
I’ve also been productive with my indoor projects. I made lots of burger buns for Memorial Day and froze a whole bunch of them. And I’ve made Patrick two shirts. With any luck I will also finish a dress and PJs and another Patrick shirt this weekend (it’s an AWS weekend so I’ve got an extra day!).
These are all using my Kaufmann Cape Cod seersucker. I hope they make more, it’s great fabric, comfortable, light weight and in decent colors…
Oh, and we got our first big batch of strawberries. The first round became jam (using the classic recipe this time) and a strawberry-rhubarb pie (using our first rhubarb harvest!). The next round is getting frozen this weekend. I stuck to a more reasonable volume of strawberry jam this year.