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Thursday, 11 June 2015

Garden Guide, WWII leaflet: June

Hello everybody.

This is THE month for your garden. It's the beginning of the Summer, the time for pinching, watering, feeding, deadheading and - most of all - enjoying the "fruits" of your labor.

There are many, many things you can do in your garden this month, and a good thing is: you can manage a lot more because the days are so long.. You don't have to rush and hurry, but you DO have to water and hoe (weeds are getting tricky to handle in this time of year, put a blind eye for a moment, and they'll spread.. well, like weeds!)   :)

Back in time, to our Victory Garden:

We have already done our cherry picking over here. We've simply measured them, washed them and stored them (as they are) in the refrigirator - winter will be long, and one can youe cherries in oh, so many ways. We haven't made cherry-jam this year.. because we've been making green walnut sweet preserve (it is as time-consuming and tricky to make as it is long to define)  :)

You may recognize this one:

Me, on a "pea-pealing" duty. :)
Many more are to come....

Stay happy.
Keep ahead with weeds.
...and don't forget to enjoy: stop and SMELL the roses. 


  1. I have never heard of green walnut preserve! Do you use it like jam? My strawberries are starting to come through now.

    The garden at Casa Robot is now hitting the 'jungle' stage; I need to do some serious work on it this weekend as the shed is vanishing!

  2. Ooohh, it so is!!! We aren't lucky enough to have a garden of our own, but this whole part of the province is something like one big orchard come the summer months, so there's zero shortage of fantastic fruit (and some veg) hitting the grocery store produce stands these days, including the very first-of-the-season cherries - a particular Okanagan specialty.

    Wishing you a great summer garden, my dear!
    ♥ Jessica