Wednesday, July 29, 2009
This photo is the perfect visual proof of the crazy summer weather we have had here in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Cool and rainy and windy conditions have resulted in reduced and delayed crops, especially Tomatoes. It is almost August 1st and I still do not have a ripe tomato! These conditions have also contributed to the devastating spread of Late Blight that is reeking havoc on Tomato and Potato crops.
And yet, there is always something that will manage to thrive when other crops are suffering. This season that applies to Strawberries. I typically do not have much success with Strawberries because they do not get enough direct sun in May, and then it gets too hot by the time June rolls around. This year has been more like London weather around here, and as a result, I am currently swimming in berries! Not even the rabbits can keep up with the abundance and so I am enjoying a nice bonus on a daily basis. I picked these berries this morning.... July 29th. I have never picked berries this late in the summer, and there are plenty more green berries out there.
So while I patiently wait out the arrival of red tomatoes I will continue to enjoy the pleasures of picking Strawberries in what will soon be August!
Posted by Christopher Paquette at 11:37 PM