Made in the Shade

I couldn’t resist that title, but this year some of our summer greens will be made in the shade! Our greenhouse is sporting a brand new shade cloth which is proving to be very effective in keeping things a bit cooler. It also helps to keep our living quarters cooler since the greenhouse is attached to our house! If you look closely you can see a bit of blue sky in the picture. I’m cherishing it today!

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Required Attire Spring 2011

This has been the wettest spring many can remember around here. Everything is squishy and it is unpleasant to do much wearing anything but boots. But the future crop of berries seems like it will be bountiful and we’ve even got grapes growing in unexpected places. Summer hit this weekend with temperatures in the high 80s and everything seemed to grow a foot overnight … especially weeds! Sigh. However we have already enjoyed many meals from the garden and forage. Asparagus, Good King Henry, Dandelions, Nettles, and just this week, new radishes! Plus all the lovely herbs that continue to please.