Thanks to a cool, rainy spring, our vegetable garden is thriving. We planted romaine lettuces which are more than happy to grow and grow in cool weather. Our strawberries are trying to give us big juicy berries, but three cunning squirrels keep sneaking in to steal them before we can. It’s immensely frustrating, as nothing seems to stop them. It often feels like we are in the middle of an Elmer Fudd cartoon…
And who knew that strawberries do best with… straw? Apparently it keeps the slugs away (at least when the straw is nice and dry)! We’re learning more every year about this gardening stuff. And while we are slow to get going on compost this year, I know we’re getting around to it. There’s a kind of laziness about gardening this year.
Also trying our hand at tomatillos this time around, and they seem happy, if not a bit holy from little bugs nibbling. I’m hoping to make plenty of sauces and salsas from these guys once they’re ripe.
And cucumbers, of course! Our boys’ favorite vegetable and a necessity for our garden every year. Are you gardening this season?