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Late May bounty

Late May garden

This is the time of year when planting, weeding, and harvesting begin to run together into one big green blob. After a month of kale, swiss chard, lettuce, and asparagus, suddenly the flood gates begin to open with the first big harvests of strawberries and broccoli.

Young apples

Meanwhile, snap peas will be ready to add to our salads next week, while raspberries and blueberries are getting big. Our tree fruits mostly got nipped once again despite a very early last frost, but a few trees have young fruits that are growing nicely. Such a bounty plumping up in our garden!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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