Summer days bring beautiful bounty, reaping the benefits of spring’s endless labors. Here at HQ the crop is starting to yield; the first plants invested are the first plants to profit. Snow peas sown in early February, beets planted in February and transplanted in April, Carrots seeded in April – these were the flagship endeavors of HQ Food Forest 2009.
The peas were the first to bear fruit, producing their pods in early June and just now dying down. These were the first to mature, and we’ve imbibed a steady diet of snow peas ever after (including tonight, in fact) :
Next to come up were the beets. And Oh! The beets . . . Deeply hued and delicately patterned, these heirloom beauties are epic-ly delectible. EPIC.
So truthfully, the carrots aren’t quite ready yet. But the hens got into the root veggie bed and scratched the tops right off a few. I couldn’t waste them! Deeeelicious.
And finally, the little blue treasures. We added two young blueberry bushes this spring, potted in decorative planters out front. These made the best buckwheat blueberry pancakes we’ve ever eaten.
I’ve also been snipping off broccoli stalks here and there, and of course there was the cherry tree harvest (pie!). No pictures of these, but I promise they were purty.
What about you? Have your gardens been good to you guys?