Looks like we may get tired of strawberries ... nah , that ain't happening ! Picked another basket this morning to be sure we had enough for a batch of jam , coulda made 2 batches with these and what I pickedon Thursday . So Mrs Snag made one batch and cut a bowl full up for shortcake . That makes 17 half pints of jam so far . Still have some fresh berries in the fridge which I plan to freeze tomorrow . A cup of berries and a quarter cup of sugar , seal in a vacuum bag and refrigerate for a day to develop the syrup before I freeze them . I also found time to plant a bunch of other stuff that was ready , including about 40+ sweet potato slips plus seedlings of yellow squash , cucumbers , zucchini , spaghetti squash , bell peppers , and a Roma tomato seedling that I had damaged when planting the rest . There's one more Roma in ICU , but I'm not sure if it will make it . We also scored another 3 plants that are bee-friendly . I'm trying to increase the number of plants that bloom in midsummer since the spring nectar flows are the only reliable source of nectar for the bees/butterflies/hummingbirds. Scored a Spirea and a Rose of Sharon for buy one and the second plant half price , plus a large bunch of purple bee balm rooted plants - those were free . So far the taters are going gangbusters , corn is up - apparently some either got washed away or eaten by birds - beans are coming up now and all the tomato plants have survived so far . Another monsoon-like rain storm tonight means I'll need to check things over in the morning to see if any plants got damaged . Oh , and I forgot about the small pot of chives , they're ready for a bigger home so they'll get repotted to a 6" container . Now I need to learn where/when to use them ... does sprouting mung beans in a jar count as "gardening" ?
Yes , I'm old
Yes , I'm old
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