Our blueberry bushes did not produce this year after a major move and trim, but we went to McKenzie’s Farm, and they have a wonderful crop available. I froze several bags but had to made a fresh blueberry pie and blueberry banana bread. We need to enjoy the blueberries because there is not going to be a peach crop this year anywhere north of Connecticut.
For those who not only eat but garden, I want to provide an update on our stock tanks that we decided to utilize as raised beds. They’re doing well.
Here are my unofficial and lacking research thoughts. I have three tomatoes in each of the two larger tanks, two in black containers, and one in the ground. What am I seeing? Well, the one in the ground is the smallest and has more blight than all the rest combined, the two in the containers look kind of puny even though they are producing a few tomatoes, and the ones in the stock tank are looking good. We had new loam compost mix added to the tanks, but we also used it in the containers, and I’ve fertilized them more than the others. I used black plastic under the mulch in the tanks and in the containers. Next year, I’ll stick to the tanks.
Our weather has been hot and humid so once the chores were done first thing in the morning it was inside to enjoy the air conditioning and ceiling fans. I read a couple of mysteries, but with spare time, I decided to redo the cushions and pillows for the three chairs on my porch. I also ran across a tray that was my grandparents and decided maybe I could clean and oil it and add a matching Lady of the Lake quilt block under the glass. Good place for hubby and I to set our beverages when we are reading out there.
For those who are into repurposing, I used a previous daybed cover for the cushion covers and cut up the two accent pillows and used that fabric for the front of the three pillow covers and then used the matching sheet fabric for the backs. I still have the original colors and patterns I picked out to match the paint but in different form.
What’s up this week? Catch up with weeding, do a little more quilting, and maybe get out and about since the temperatures are supposed to be a little more temperate. What’s on your calendar this first week in August? 🙂