Spring Crops, Summer Heat

129twigandvine asparagus, photograph by Sue Schlabach129twigandvine ice water, photograph by Sue Schlabach

The last day of May brought a July-like heat and humidity. We plucked the first fat ripe radishes from the garden and ate them with butter and salt.


We are making a new asparagus patch, so I raided my parent’s plot while they were away and we sautéed the spears with mushrooms and feasted outdoors. The spring peepers in the pond still chorus a near-deafening sound in the evenings, but the glugs and clucks of frogs are part of the mix now, suggesting the shift toward summer.

129twigandvine radishes, photograph by Sue SchlabachThunderstorms rocked through the valley last night, shorting out the power for a few hours, but bringing in cool air. I like the relief, but was happy to get in the first pond swim of the season on Saturday.


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

Midwestern Plant Girlreply
June 4, 2013 at 6:41 am

IMO, there is nothing better than home grown veggies! I have an asparagus bed that we’ve been harvesting from for a few weeks now. Otherwise, my spinach failed :-(, but everything else is doing it’s thing.

Sue Schlabach 129twigandvinereply
June 4, 2013 at 6:45 am
– In reply to: Midwestern Plant Girl

True. I could just sit in the row and eat peas out of the pod. Germination on our peas wasn’t good, but hopefully I’ll get to eat a few.

Barbara Bamber | justasmidgenreply
June 4, 2013 at 11:00 am

And just check out those peppery radishes.. I need to plant some of those! This post is just such a breath of sweet spring air! Loved it, Sue! xx

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