|Rogue hit the sauce a little early today|
Even though the pears are not yet ripe (I was canning already during the second week of August last year) they are similarly anemic. I'm sure it's not just the fire blight, as this year we had very few blackberries or grapes, and no plums to speak of. And ants ate both the strawberries.
Veggies met expectations, and I have a second planting of potatoes now coming up, along with a second batch of green beans. Herbs did better than I had hoped. But there will be no new jellies this fall* unless we hit a bulk sale on something**.
But I do wonder if the second plantings are even going to get going before the
* Which is really ok. Since last year was such a banner year, I have a couple mixed cases remaining.
** Something not jalapenos. Of the 7 jars I made last year, I managed to give away one and have 6 remaining. It would need to be a really bad year before those got eaten, I suspect.