It’s here! It’s here!

My first regular tomato is here! This is the Azoychka variety.

In other food news, last week I went to the u-pick strawberry farm on a whim on my day off. I picked 4 quarts of strawberries and a few raspberries. A couple of friends and I went on the last day of the early crop, and this time the pickings were MUCH better!

And then…I canned jam! I made strawberry jam and strawberry lemon marmalade. It went well, and I am happy to say I know how to can.

Finally, here are a few carrots I dug last week. They looked great when I took the picture, and then I put them in the fridge. They got rubbery again! Super rubbery… I must figure out what is wrong, because Joel isn’t getting to eat any of his beloved carrots. I also dug the rest of the onions, and they ranged from large marble sized to golf ball sized. Hmm.

8 thoughts on “It’s here! It’s here!

  1. Congratulations- I always celebrate the first tomato, too. :-)

    Did you store the carrots with the tops on? Cut the tops off before refrigerating in a bag and they should stay crisp…the tops do something to make them soft, I think (no scientist, here, you can tell…).

    Thanks for sharing your garden successes at the Garden Party (please remember to provide a link back to the party so others can participate!).

  2. Jami, thanks for the tip on the carrots! I had no idea. I haven’t put a link because you guys are the only ones who garden and read my posts, but I will do it in the future. :)

  3. Our garden is complete toast I think at this point. Last time I went out there everyone’s zucchini plants had died. The only think that’s still going strong is okra. I wish I liked okra :)

  4. Tiff I was just wondering this week how your garden was doing. Too bad things aren’t so good. That’s funny about the okra…hasn’t it been going forever? I guess it’s like if my cucumbers took off like crazy and nothing else.

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