This week has been a particularly busy one with many family events, lots of sun to make the weeds grow, and potatoes that needed hilling. So I am going to leave this post to mostly pictures of some up and coming crops. In the next 2 weeks, you should start to see exciting additions to your CSA basket as we start to harvest broccoli, cabbage, carrots, baby potatoes, beans, and zucchini. Yeah! For this week, we finish off the early summer crops before they go to seed in the heat.
For those of you that are wondering why there have been no peas, we have had a particularly bad crop this year. Poor germination, rogue chickens scratching up the seeds, and a VERY weedy plot has made the peas produce poorly. To make this up to the pea lovers, we are going to try a fall crop of peas this year and see how it goes. Hopefully we can enjoy some snap peas in a few months time.
In the centre is the basil, doing beautifully. On the right are some eggplant and on the left are pots of turmeric. Rob started the turmeric from roots we had that started to sprout before we could use them. The turmeric can't be planted outside, but will be grown in pots for 10 months and then the roots harvested.
Weekly Share Contents:
Swiss Chard / Collards
Bonus: Mixed Herbs