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Raised Beds and Potatoes
July 5, 2013, 9:01 pm
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Red potatoes starting to bloom

Red potatoes starting to bloom

July 5, 2013

Our raised beds are the only part of our gardening efforts that are positive this year. I plant a few potatoes for early summer eating, to hold us over until the main crop is ready later in the season.

I like the early red ones in potato salad or cooked with the skins on and smothered in hamburger gravy. It is a yummy treat that I remember from my childhood. My mother loved them too.

In the rear of the photograph, you can see the ripening speltz. They will be ready to harvest later in the month. It is neat to see the “amber waves of grain” as it ripens in the sun….. those days that we see the sun around all the raindrops. 😮

Summer flowers are blooming around the yard. The purple cone flowers are some of my favorites. I guess they like all this rain, as much as,the grass. The lawn looks pretty good as do our pastures. I think it is good to focus on the successes now and then. It will help keep a man sane!

 


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I am thankful for the raised beds we did this year, though the harvest won’t quite be the same, it is better than none at all. My garden has become a swampy mess. WOW! Last year we were begging for water, I guess that is why they say, “be careful what you wish for, you may just get it.”

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