We went to a u pick farm today and picked 6 quarts of strawberries. Actually, my husband picked them in the rain while I kept Walker undercover and talked to the lady who was working. I’m sure that’s how he wanted to spend his Sunday afternoon! Anyway, I’m gonna make some strawberry jam soon. I’m pumped! I’ve never officially canned anything so we will see how it goes.
Also, we just planted our second raised bed full of tomatoes, peppers, okra, and sweet potatoes. My tomato plants ended up dying so we had to use store bought plants this year.
Our corn and potatoes are still looking good. We may have planted the potatoes a little too close. We shall see. Also, I had a bad problem with ants and aphids last year eating my corn. I read you can sprinkle maltomeal or instant grits around and the ants will eat it and it will expand and kill them. Hopefully it will work because I want some sweet corn!
How is your garden coming along?
Good luck, and let us know how it goes!
If you need any help (or recipes), please feel free to contact me. I made several dozen jars for Christmas gifts last year.