In the garden today

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I’m at the point of the gardening cycle where “Let’s plant this variety and this variety and this variety…” has morphed into “What am I going to do with all these tomatoes?”

Today I’m oven drying two cookie sheets full and I processed six freezer bags worth of diced tomatoes. I realize that isn’t a huge harvest but that is just the amount of tomatoes I’ve picked in the last few days.

I did try the technique of boiling the tomatoes for a few seconds and then submerging them in ice water to slip the skins off. I hadn’t done it before and I was super happy when it actually worked like it was supposed to. I don’t know why that made it me so happy. I guess I’m easily amused today.

The bees are out in force this weekend. I went to sniff a sunflower (I know they don’t smell but I try anyway) and almost inhaled a bee. I kept trying to get pictures of them working like crazy in the garden but they were moving too fast to focus on. This is their favorite plant.

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Can you tell what it is? Broccoli that has gone to flower. The SO wanted four broccoli plants but he’s seemed to have lost interest. I don’t eat broccoli since I’m convinced that it is poisonous. Anything that tastes that bad has to be. So, the bees have a playground.