Veggie gardens are already planted at The Frog & PenguINN. We’ve already had some fresh veggies too.
If you’re wondering what’s ready to harvest now – it’s the asparagus that Grenville planted 3 years ago. The output isn’t large, but it’s been enough for us when sautéed and used in omelets or added to pasta that also includes basil pesto that was made from last year’s crop and frozen.
Very soon we’ll have plenty of fresh strawberries for use in breakfast smoothies. Grenville’s already thinking about that strawberry pie recipe he saw in Cook’s Illustrated. Last year we froze a lot of the strawberry crop – this year we’re eating them FRESH.
The frozen ones looked great after being frozen in single layers on baking sheets and then put in containers. But, after being defrosted this year, they were as mushy as the grocery store ones; still good, but not as good as fresh-picked. We’re going to enjoy this year’s harvest THIS year.
This is an overview of last year’s veggie garden after prepping. It was quite large. Now, here’s this year’s downsized version that’s in the footprint of the greenhouse that was sold in Feb. Grenville planted a couple of tomato plants, several peppers, and cukes. Beans were planted from seed.
Forgot to post these earlier, but the orchard is doing well and the apple and pear trees were in full bloom a few weeks ago. The pear tree had never produced well, but the apple tree harvest should make for some delicious apple pies . . . Grenville is hoping.