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Monday, June 25, 2012

Raspberrys, Onion, Cabbage, Pea Pods, Bee Balm, Dish Cloth & Picnic


My Wonderful Gardener has been picking raspberrys from our little patch.  This is today's harvest.  We love our raspberrys, and I am trying to figure out where I can put another patch!


My onions need to grow a little more.  I am out of boughten onions now and will use this one from my garden that I pulled out yesterday!!


I was not successful at growing cabbage!  See how the cabbage butterflies shredded it?  I can't be bothered dusting it with powders and my natural remedys didn't work.  I put thyme around them, and it didn't help.  I put netting over them but didn't quite cover to the bottom all the way around so they were able to get underneath.  I won't grow them next year because I feel my space that I can grow things in can be put to better use.  The next picture shows what I savaged from one of them!


This is what was left after I took off the butterfly shredded leaves!!!  It will be made into cole slaw.


The pea pods were pulled out and brought into the house.  I sat on a chair and cut them up so they would decompose in my compost spot faster!!!  Does anyone else ever do that? lol



This redish colored flower is what I call Bee Balm or Monarda.  Am I correct about that?  The color does not seem to show up well where I have it.


I finished knitting another dish cloth.  I think the yellow will look really cheery and look like sunshine!


Our daughter, Sue and her husband, Craig brought us a picnic supper last night!  Sloppy Joes, Corn on the cob, Baked beans, Potato salad, Chips and dip and Watermelon.  Yum, yum, yum!!!!! After eating we played a game of Scrabble.  Our brains had not worked so hard in years!!  Girls against the guys and the guys won.  We had fun!



 



28 comments:

Chili said...

LOVE those dishclothes! And nice harvest too

Stoney Acres said...

Great looking harvest. Our raspberries are just starting to ripen for their first small picking. Most of them come later in the summer and fall. We always struggle with cabbage in our garden as well, dang cabbage butterflies!!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Thanks Chili! I enjoy knitting dish cloths because it doesn't take much thinking! lol Hope you'll come again! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Stoney Acres, If we didn't have garden challenges we would not appreciate it as much! lol Hope you soon get lots of raspberrys. So good! Please come again. Nancy

Annie*s Granny said...

That's too bad about the cabbages. I just cut two more of mine today, and they were just perfect. I don't know if it was the thyme clippings or just luck, but I didn't have any damage on mine. Aren't the raspberries good? I wish I had room for another row, my 8' bed just doesn't give me as many as I could use.

kitsapFG said...

You managed to salvage a good head of cabbage from the cabbage worm infestation. Those raspberries look absolutely delicious. Your picnic meal and scrabble game evening sounds like it was a lot of fun. Simple pleasures are always most rewarding.

thiscrazygarden said...

You clip trimmings for the compost too????? I always need compost and the faster can make it the better! Love the Raspberries, yum.

Mary Hysong said...

You might try cabbage again with a light weight row cover sealed all the way around the bed. Your flower garden is really pretty; that looks like the Bee Balm I bought from Bonnies plants, perennial, comes in different colors, mine are pink, lavender and mauve

Linda said...

Wonderful harvest. The picnic and a fun game is a perfect way to spend an evening.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Annie, Maybe you were just lucky with the cabbages or maybe I was just unlucky! At least I can salvage a little from them. Have to agree the raspberrys are good and I am trying to figure out where to plant more! lol Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi kitsapFG, I guess I should be thankful I can selvage what I can from the cabbages. At least i is more than if I had not tried! Family times are fun! Hope you will visit again! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi thiscrazygarden, Yep, love our raspberries! Wanting to start more! Do you have more than one compost bin? Glad that you visited my blog! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Mary, If I enlarge the garden sometime I might try cabbage again. I don't have enough room it seems!!! Thanks for confirming that is a Bee Balm. Hope you'll come again! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Thanks Linda. Glad you could visit! The picnic was a lovely treat!!! Family times are special. Please com again. Nancy

Cheryl said...

The harvest all looks good. Even the raspberries. We have to pick our's again tomorrow.

I haven't had good luck with cabbage either. I did plant some but haven't checked them in a week or so. I need to get back out to the garden.

Have a wonderful evening. Your picnic sounds so good.

~Cheryl

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Cheryl, Hubby picked a nice big bowl of raspberrys again today but we have nothing compared to yours!! Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to stop by! Nancy

Dewdrop Gardens said...

Everything looks so yummy! I don't chop for the compost, but I do cut up kitchen scraps for the chickens. :)
Sounds like your evening was a lot of fun.

langela said...

Looks like Monarda/ Bee Balm to me. Mine is dark magenta, too. Mine has slowly moved to a sunnier location on its own. Also the soil it's in isn't great, so it struggles. I just haven't taken the time to move it.

Lisa said...

Hi Nancy! A family indoors picnic followed by a game of Scrabble... what fun! Your raspberries look yummy. Love the yellow dishcloth. I thought your cabbage looked good.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Dewdrop Gardens, I am hoping to have more compost this year! We don't have chickens so no help there! Glad you could visit! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

H langela, Thanks for confirming that was Bee Balm. Please come visit again! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi lisa, I need to make up that cole slaw! lol We are so happy to be getting the raspberrys that we have. So yummy! Thanks for stopping by! Nancy

growitathome said...

I am always amazed at your raspberries. Remember the raspberries I grew at my first house. They took over and grew up into our grass. A couple years ago we planted the blackberries and we are still regretting that decision. I wish I could figure out a good way to grow them without them taking over everything.

I have never been able to do cabbage. I had the same problems you did. I have planted Brussels sprouts for the passed two years and have the same issues with the. I love Brussels sprouts so I put up with it.

I am excited about my new gardening blog. Right now I am posting about my first experiences with the garden and the journey till now but look forward to sharing my crop this year. Keep up the great work!

Joelle
www.growitathome.wordpress.com

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Joelle, Raspberrys seem to be one thing we can grow! They do spread tho and you have to keep at them. You are smart in planning ahead. I seem to add on piecemeal and move things! I don't know if we bought the wrong kind or what but we have not had good luck with the weed fabric. The weeds grow anyway. I added your blog to my side list of some of my favorite blogs. Love reading them and learning. Thanks for visiting me! Nancy

Kathryn D. Duke said...

what fun and such a good daughter...all home made too!! I should be a better daughter to my daddy...since mama died 7 years ago this month, I have gotten less attentive, food wise.Poor daddy...

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Kathyrn, It was a fun evening! It is hard when you are in the "sandwich" generation and so much to keep up to. Thanks for visiting! Nancy

growitathome said...

I looked up your question about flowering oregano. From what I have read, it is best to use the oregano right when it first starts to flower. They say it is best. If you cut the flowers when they start to appear you will lose the best flavor of the herb. They say that once it flowers it is not as good and it stops growing. When fall comes around you should cut it down to the grown to produce new growth next spring.

Interesting. If you hear any differently, let me know.

www.growitathome.wordpress.com

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Joelle, What I found out was basically the first part of what you found out. Read that the they lose essential oils after flowering. Thanks for reminding me to cut it down this fall. Come again! Nancy