Farm news, Aug 26/2019

We’ll have the following veggies this week:

lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, beans, tomato, peppers, eggplant, celery, cabbage, broccoli, melons, cucumber, zucchini, carrots, beets, onions, potato, dill, cilantro, parsley, basil, hot peppers, green onions.

On the farm this week:

We got our second rain of the year!  I didn’t actually believe it was going to rain;  so I started watering things on Sunday just to make sure it would and then Sunday night we got about 10 minutes of rain.   It wasn’t so much rain that the ground was super mucky  and the ground could use some more because there are still cracks in the ground, but at least they’re moist cracks now.   And now that we’re done planting I just seeded a bunch of green manure in the harvested and bare areas, so the rain was perfect!  Soon this will be a field of grass.

With the extra help we’ve had the last 2 weeks we’re close to being caught up on the weeding.   When we finish harvesting I actually have to think for more than 1 second for what’s next to do because I’m so used to thinking only of what should be weeded next.  If you can spot a weed the picture below you win a free lb of tomatoes and 2 lb if you know what it is!

We’re breaking out the celery this week. Our celery is very flavorful but more fibrous than typical celery, so in my opinion it’s better cooked or juiced (which is supposed to be all the rage these days – though I haven’t tried juicing it yet).

Last week Hugo brought in all the onions and this week he brought in the garlic everytime I walk by him I get hit with the smell of the enormous amount of garlic that has soaked into him and it makes me hungry.    This was Hugo’s last week.  He’s off to Ontario for bit now to experience some more of Canada though I really  don’t know what more there is to experience than this.

I had this idea this year that stuffing garlic through hung up plastic fencing would be a fast way to hang them and make it easy to sort the heads once they’re dry.   The verdict was:  it wasn’t that fast, but it looks pretty!  The garlic is curing now and we’re starting to take orders for garlic that we’ll deliver at the end of September.

That’s it for this week.

See you soon!

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Kelsey, Karyl, Shenggang,  Danielle and Hugo.