Just Getting Started on the Winter Stores
ur maritime climate is slow as far as gardening goes. Yeah, it’s mild on the extreme front, but it sure takes some time to get things to ripen. We’ve been eating from the garden pretty steady now since mid-April, but mostly greens and cool weather crops with a cherry tomato here and there and some zucchini and green beans. But as far as stocking the larder, things have been slow until now.
So far we have socked away five gallons of raspberries for winter fare, and eaten countless bowls of raspberries and cream. The blueberries are just getting a hint of blue and soon they will need picking.
I have no idea how many berries have disappeared into “security” fund… The deer used to eat the raspberries and laugh at us. Not anymore. So I guess a few berries are a small price to pay for my freezer stash of my favorite berry.
Lots and lots of scapes for the freezer. I wrote about that project here.
And on the horizon the sauce tomatoes are getting ripe – soon it will be salsa time! How’s the preserving going in your kitchen?