"Very nice.....we have 7 bushes that are 12 years old and 8 that are 20 years old, the oldest planted by the first owner and the others by us. We protect all the bushes from threat of frost each year and continually harvest around 25 to 30…"
"Ok Ellen now you got me jealous, our blue berries are at least two weeks off. Beans ok I'll give ya the beans but the blue berries makes me think your cheating. If we are ever down your way or you come to the mountains you owe me…"
"Hey Ellen, some times the darker beer is a little sweeter, much heavier fuller body. We still are getting plenty of lettuce, radishes etc. Snow peas are plentiful right now, onions and we are having to harvest lots of garlic.…"
"Sorry about your squash, seems to happen here every year also. No better beer than the Germans and the Czechs. Making pickles this morning to go with the beer. My favorite beer bar none is Herolds from the czech republic, darker…"
"Ellen we use Harsh Gairtopf German Fermenting crocks for pickles. We ferment them in brine...the old fashion way. Lots of recipes on line....its quick and easy. We store our crocks of fermenting vegetables in a cool dark location…"
"We are not far from you either only at a higher elevation. We covered our blueberry bushes twice this spring to avoid heavy frost and covered many other plants also. We bought a new German crock last year while…"
"Sure do have a garden.....check out some of my photos. Busy as a beaver out there every day. Glad to here those potato peals are working. We end up with potatoes everywhere each year. Your place is looking really nice."
We grow in raised beds using the square foot gardening method. Tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, okra, beans, peas, lettuce, chives, onions, blue berries, squash, cabbage, cucumbers, asparagus and herbs off all kinds just to name a few items. Our garden is completely organic which makes us com-posters to the tenth degree. We use companion planting to help ward of pest and hand pick the rest. Best luck with your gardening, enjoy.