Thursday, July 14, 2011

Rain + hot weather means garden's growing!

Yes!  For the first time in several years we're catching a few of the thunderstorms that bounce around here.  No hail, thankfully, but some good rains at the right time make a great change in how the garden grows.

Not everything's perfect, of course.  We lost the first planting of green beans to wildlife depredation so had to plant again.  But we're on the third picking of the short double row DH finally got past the birds and rabbits and they're so good!  So far we haven't gotten past the steam-and-eat stage but I have hopes of getting a cannerful one of these days.


A Brush with Color said...

Yum! I love fresh garden veggies. Glad to hear your garden's doing well. It's been so dry everywhere that I worry about gardens and farms.

Shonya said...

YES! We are finally getting to can beans again too--the last two years were awful!

Carolyn at Walnut Spinney said...

Today's work included canning 14 quarts of green beans and laying down 2 gals of cucumbers in the crock on their way to being dill pickles so I can't complain too much but we've had more "dry years" than wet since we moved here 13 years ago. And even the "wet years" are dry when compared to the average annual rainfall figures.

But any year that the garden produces has to count as a good year, right? :D