Tag Archives: strawberries

Strawberry jam, peaches, and peas

I picked enough strawberries today to make my first batch of jam. It was a half batch, but I’ll take it! With our wet weather, the strawberry patch has been doing OK, but I do have some fruit that has … Continue reading

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Jam and this and that

Here’s my first batch of jam of the season. The kids are eating all the strawberries out of the garden as soon as they ripen, so we bought a half flat of strawberries from the Woodinville Farmers’ Market. I could … Continue reading

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Pretty as a peach

Even though I almost killed the peach and nectarine trees in the greenhouse last winter (I totally forgot about watering them for months), the trees rallied this spring and came fully back to life after a few weeks of watering. … Continue reading

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Berries, garlic, and a rat update

Finally! A nice sunny day on the weekend. Today was the perfect day to get caught up on some spring gardening tasks. First, following the instructions by Tom @ Tall Clover Farm, I started by pruning the raspberry canes. I took out all … Continue reading

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Jam season and the ladies’ new home

Although the weather remains more clouds than sun, the temperature has been inching up week after week and the garden is progressing. Yesterday, I picked 3 pounds of strawberries from the strawberry patch. This was from the old patch that … Continue reading

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Drizzle gardening and my new toy

If you can’t handle a gardening in rain once in a while, you won’t get a lot of gardening done in the Puget Sound during a particularly soggy spring. After a lovely day on Saturday, during which I mostly played and … Continue reading

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Mid-May planting: Beans, squash, cukes and melons

Sunday was a beautiful day to garden, which was great since I had a pretty long to-do list.  Above you can see one section of the garden.  The far raised beds are planted with raspberries.  The raised bed in the … Continue reading

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