As I was saying in my blog post from the other day, we had a wonderful lunch at my uncles’ on Sunday. The garden is slowly giving forth some delightful vegetables and I am thoroughly excited about this part of Summer! I can even forgive this torturous heat (humidity) we are having. Almost.
We had fresh lettuce salad, raw sliced kohlrabi, which if you haven’t tried, you really must! But only if they are fresh and tender. If they are too big or old they get rather tough and fibrous. We had small green onions, green peppers, cucumbers and zucchini.
My favorite is always the fresh cherry tomatoes right off the vine and warmed by kisses from the sun. The produce from the supermarket in no way compares to the delicious freshness of vegetables straight from the garden to your table.
Just to give you an idea of how big the garden is, this is a shot looking down a row of onions. Yes, it is as long as it looks! We need to get in and weed but the heat has made that a little difficult. Hopefully the weather will cool down a bit more and also send us some much needed rain. Not just a little drop here and there or a sun shower, but rather a good long gentle soaking rain. That is what we need.
I walked around and through the orchard. The pears, cherries, apples and plums are coming along nicely. The cherries here are ready to be picked. Last year, the fruit wasn’t that plentiful. We had a really hard freeze early in the growing season and the summer was too rainy and wet. So I’m hoping this year’s harvest will be different. 🙂