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Blossoms!

With the sudden onslaught of warm weather, the garden is starting to burst with blossoms. The peas, beans, cucumbers, squash, and tomatoes are all showing off their beautiful yellow and white flowers. Coming soon: squash blossoms! Once they get large enough to stuff full of goat cheese and saute with olive oil, salt and pepper, we’ll see how many actually make it to adulthood.

The peas are blossoming and some pods are already starting to grow.

The peas are blossoming and some pods are already starting to grow.

The blossom at the end of that little squash should get to be about four or five inches long. Filled with goat cheese, it is a delicious snack.

The blossom at the end of that little squash should get to be about four or five inches long. Filled with goat cheese, it is a delicious snack.

Cucumber blossoms

Cucumber blossoms

Lima bean blossoms

Lima bean blossoms

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Just a quick update on the garden’s progress. We’re waiting until this weekend to replant the tomatoes, but we already bought four heirloom brandywine replacements (the last big ones at Sea Island Savory Herbs!) and will be going back to SISH for some hybrids, as well. In the meantime, the beans, peas, strawberries, squash, onions, carrots, blueberries, potatoes and blackberries, as well as the herbs, all seem to be doing well. Pending a torrential flood (knock on wood), we should be able to start harvesting within the next month or so.

The onions are doing great; some of them are even starting to flower. And the carrots ... well, since they're a root vegetable, they take a while, but the'yre looking good!

The onions are doing great; some of them are even starting to flower. And the carrots ... well, since they're a root vegetable, they take a while, but the'yre looking good!

The salad mix is doing really well with the 180 sprinkler attachment on the drip irrigation system. The leaves are really spicy and delicious with a drizzle of local honey and balsamic vinegar.

The salad mix is doing really well with the 180 sprinkler attachment on the drip irrigation system. The leaves are really spicy and delicious with a drizzle of local honey and balsamic vinegar.

We had to kill an ant pile in the potato patch. Since we're trying to be as organic as possible, we simply poured two big pots of boiling water on top of them. We'll see if it worked in a few weeks.

We had to kill an ant pile in the potato patch. Since we're trying to be as organic as possible, we simply poured two big pots of boiling water on top of them. We'll see if it worked in a few weeks.

The blueberries are starting to show up all over our three bushes. We'll have fresh blueberries in a few weeks, if the squirrels don't get them first.

The blueberries are starting to show up all over our three bushes. We'll have fresh blueberries in a few weeks, if the squirrels don't get them first.

All four pots of strawberries are doing well, but this one is really coming along well. Once it gets warmer, the berries will really start to take on their full sweetness.

All four pots of strawberries are doing well, but this one is really coming along well. Once it gets warmer, the berries will really start to take on their full sweetness.

Just a full view of the garden for comparison purposes. Can you tell we mowed the lawn? :)

Just a full view of the garden for comparison purposes. Can you tell we mowed the lawn? 🙂

We haven't even planted the new brandywine plants, and they're already blossoming. I've never seen such big flowers for a tomato!

We haven't even planted the new brandywine plants, and they're already blossoming. I've never seen such big flowers for a tomato!

The seedlings for the fall crop are also doing well. There are about 18 heirloom tomatoes and a few eggplants and peppers in the separate containers.

The seedlings for the fall crop are also doing well. There are about 18 heirloom tomatoes and a few eggplants and peppers in the separate containers.

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