We started out the gardening season on February 14 by planting sugar snap peas in the still cold ground. They do well in cool temps and were soon flourishing. By April we were eating peas to our hearts content along with strawberries. The pepper and tomato plants were started inside when the peas were planted. They didn’t fare so well as seedling because our spring was hot, cold, hot, cold. Once they were in the ground they rebounded nicely and have been providing us with peppers for five months. Today I picked red and orange bell pepper, banana peppers, mini red peppers, orange and red cherry tomatoes and the fourth harvest of purple basil. There is more in the garden!
The basil makes great pesto and freezes well so we will ll be enjoying the garden this winter as well. We mixed our cherry tomatoes with the roma tomatoes and canned 15 quarts of spaghetti sauce. God has given a bountiful harvest and we are grateful.