Farm news, July 3/2017

We’ll have the following veggies to choose from this week:

lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, sugar snap peas, carrots, beets, radish, turnips, broccoli, bok choi, kohlrabi, arugula, mizuna, dill, cilantro, basil, parsley, scallions and garlic scapes

On the farm this week:

I went to go shopping on Saturday and everything was closed!  In case anyone else didn’t know – it was Canada day this weekend.  So I hope you all had a good long weekend!

We had another big rain on Wednesday and conveniently that was the day I was working inside on the building again.  It makes me really popular when I do that.

With the consistent rain we’ve got lots of weeds now, and with the days being so long they’re growing so fast!  It’s scares me to look at them sometimes.  Sarah put it best:  when I asked her what’s the priority for weeding she said ‘everything’!

Here’s Jaroslav and Sarah after weeding our second planting of carrots.  We just started harvesting from our first planting and if we timed it right this planting will be just the right size by the time our first one is finished.  We usually plant carrots 4 times through the summer.

A lot of people knew the caterpillar from last week – it was a swallowtail butterfly.  I’m learning lots about garden insects from testing people!   Right now Sheri lee-Krymusa is on a winning streak getting all 3 in a row.  For this weeks contests I think I need help feeling better about how weedy the garden is, so it’s  contest for who has the weediest garden.    Send in a picture and whoever’s garden is the most overgrown with weeds gets an extra lb of peas!  If you’ve got a nice clean garden I don’t want to see it.

We picked the garlic scapes and they’re delicious.  I like fry them in some oil or butter or pickle them and eat them with everything.   The garlic scape is the flower stalk on garlic and we pick them off so the garlic doesn’t produce seed and makes bigger bulb instead – or at least that’s the theory.  And they’re only in season once a year!

It’s going to be hot this week which is just what these plants love; so we should have some of these coming soon(just the bottom row – dont’ get your hopes up too high)…



That’s it for this week.

See you soon!

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Jaroslav and Nicholas