Thursday, July 10, 2008


My favorite month is July because its smack in the middle of summer, and best of all its BLUEBERRY season.

Our blueberry bushes are bursting with berries - yum yum yum! So far we've harvested about 2 gallons of berries in 10 days, can you believe it? And there's plenty more on the tree! This season looks great - finally!

A couple of years ago I trimmed some of the branches on the bushes, and apparently the bushes didn't like it b/c we barely had berries that year. The following year we had harvested about 2-3 gallons for the season. And now it seems the bushes have bounced back, we've got tons of berries!

We have Green Beans growing in our backyard! Granted, its probably not enough for even one serving but its still fun to grow. I am collecting each harvest (of about 4-5 beans) and dutifully freezing them in the hopes that we can get one dinner out of them by the end of the growing season. I did use bean inoculant when I planted them, but they're not growing as high as I'd expected (gardening suggestions welcome!). Still yummy though!