backyard happenings

July means raspberries and more raspberries. Thanks to an early pruning session, my raspberry bush has nearly doubled in size.

I’m also happy to report that the rest of the garden is doing amazingly! I have 4 different varieties of tomatoes that are still in their green state, but are growing like bean stocks. I’ve been tempted to try out a fried green tomato recipe, but I think I’ll wait it out. Red is best, after all. I just hope I’ll have enough uses for them once they’ve all ripened!

The tastiest plant to eat right out of the garden so far has been spinach. You don’t quite realize how sweet spinach is until you first nibble on a leaf of kale or collard. Even Boston lettuce tastes bitter in comparison.


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