The Ozark beauty strawberries have been producing 2-3 berries a day for about a week now. We have picked about 15 berries so far. A few have been about the length of a paper clip, while most have been the size of a wild strawberry that you might see in the woods. They have been tasty though! I think that the plants are still a little small, as they are still developing and growing leaves, so I anticipate even more when the late summer crop comes.
|The Ozark Beauty plants.... I did end up weeding their box|
The other thing we have harvested (aside from almost all of the herbs to one degree or another) is the mesclun mix. It is starting to get a little bitter, so it's almost time for it to cede its container to the collard greens, which I plant to start from seed in a month or so for a nice fall crop.
|Mesclun greens.... fresh greens are so much better than anything store bought!|
On the vegetable front, the zucchini has a few squash that are about 3 inches long, and many flowers appear about to bloom! All it needs is some warm weather after all this rain the last couple of days, and we will probably have some squash to eat in about a week or so. Also, the Swiss chard is looking like it will be ready to provide a first cutting in about a week or so. Remember with chard to just cut the biggest leaves and leave the "heart" the plant alone and it will continue to produce new leaves for you all summer! It's one of my all-time favorites!
|Chard is almost ready!|
Until next time, happy gardening!