Weekly Nursery Update – June 26

On Saturday of last week we left on vacation and stayed through Wednesday morning, so not a lot happened in the nursery.  The vacation was great.  We went to a cabin on Edinboro Lake in Edinboro, PA.  It was a great getaway.  We were able to kayak, swim, fish, birdwatch, and much more.

Edinboro Lake Resort

We stayed at Edinboro Lake Resort Cabins, which were great!  It was free to use any of the paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, etc.  You could also rent motor boats.  My girls got to experience fishing too!  The lake is well stocked, and everyone fishing was catching bluegill.  Now, being a vegetarian, I’m not much of a fisherman.  Spearing worms with hooks isn’t usually my idea of how to spend a day, but it was for the girls and they had a lot of fun fishing.  Gaby, my 10 year old even started baiting her own hook, sparing me a bit of worm torture.  She also caught her first fish!  

The bird/wildlife watching at the lake was amazing!  The resort has nesting sites for Purple Martins, migratory birds that make a trip from Brazil to Northwestern Pennsylvania to reproduce.  There were also blue herons, red winged black birds, ducks, geese, and much more.  We also saw turtles and snakes and heard frogs.  This was all in addition to the aforementioned abundant fish in the lake. I was very surprised at how great Edinboro Lake was, and I’d never even heard of it before finding this cabin.  

On Father’s Day, my parents were able to come up to visit us.  It was great celebrating with my Dad up there.  We enjoyed a pizza from Charlie’s Pub and Eatery in Edinboro.  The pizza was great, one of the best crusts I’ve ever had.  There was a lot of great food around Edinboro.  We ate the best strawberries ever from a farm stand in the Country Fair gas station parking lot.  I hate to admit it, but these strawberries are even better than our homegrown ones.  I wish I had asked which cultivar they were.  They were plump, juicy, deep red, and as sweet as candy.  The bagels at Lakeside Bagel & Deli were also great!   Edinboro was a surprisingly excellent destination!  

Here at home, everything is coming along.  Our cayenne pepper plant has many long peppers that just need to change color.  Cayennes, at least this cultivar (hot sweet thing) have been the earliest bearing peppers that I’ve grown.  We will have seedlings for these next season!  Other pepper plants have flowered, and there are even some tiny peppers forming.  We also have some tomatoes forming, but not close to maturity.  Our beans are starting to flower now too.  

I had moved my favorite blackberry canes to a different location this year, and I didn’t think they survived the move.  I kept watering, hoping that I was wrong, and now there are signs of life.  I doubt that we’ll get berries this year, but at least there is a chance for next year.  I really liked this particular blackberry variety, it fruits very late in summer and keeps fruiting until frost.  I am happy these canes are coming back.  

That’s about what’s going on.  Any information on when our products will be available for order I will pass on.  I am hoping that will be very soon.  

Best wishes for the weekend, and feel free to comment on what’s going on in your garden!   

Published by scottmeneely

Gardener passionate about organic gardening, fresh food, sustainable landscaping, home brewing, and much more! Our nursery also includes my wife and 2 kids. We work together, learn together, and travel together. My wife is Panamanian and we try to grow lots of good Latin American ingedients. We live in Baldwin, Pennsylvania in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.

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