Saturday, June 16, 2012

Warning--Late Blight Detected

We received an email from Harris Seed Co. warning gardeners to check their potatoes and tomato plants for late blight. The article said Late blight has already been reported in NY, PA, NJ, VA, NC, FL and CA according to

Late blight brought on by wet weather ravaged the crops in 2009. Unfortunately once it takes hold of your plants, it is too late to do anything about it.

Read the article for information on late blight that I posted in September 2009.

Keep a watchful eye on your garden and be prepared to wage war on diseases and pests all summer long.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Drowning in Strawberries

I'm not complaining about having too many strawberries..nope. I love them. Today we put a tray of the June bearing berries in the freezer, then when frozen, we'll bag them for use later in the summer. I've made strawberry pies and topped ice cream with the delicious sweet berries. Next I guess I'll have to try baking a strawberry cake. If it's good I'll share the recipe. I've never done that, have you?

Cutting gorgeous heads of broccoli now. Fresh broccoli is so much better right from the garden. I have a friend who says "fresh is best." So true.