This week felt productive, however, I am not caught up. I don't think that the my instincts were wrong when they told me I would catch up, just temporarily temporally off. As of now, my schedule is dragging me behind the carriage in the dust. But that's okay! I can be just like Indiana Jones and get back in the buggy.
Strange analogy, moving on...
So this past week I did in fact pull the first batch of delicious onions from the ground. They are curing along with the garlic in my now crowded storage bay at the farm. It seems to me that I lucked out with the weather. I got the onions out of the ground and tucked away dry before wild rain that hammered down earlier this week. I think that they are going to be quality eating. In fact, I know! I have been eating them all week!
The ginger got hilled. This is done for the same reason that it is done for potatoes-- to encourage underground growth (potatoes=tubers, ginger=rhizomes). It is looking neat in its rows. A few accidentally snapped shoots proved aromatic and tasty. I am really looking forward to some fresh ginger.
A piece of good news: When I showed up at the farm on Sunday, feeling behind and sad, splashes of red caught my eye, TOMATOES!! So all of my summer crops are not a failure! Here they come! Not too many just yet, but at least now they are trickling in.
And, my eggplant attention has started to pay off. After I finally decided to love it a little, weeding it and mulching it a few weeks ago, it also has decided to turn a new leaf and fruit. Not this week, but I believe next week it will finally be time. Next year I won't neglect them the way I did this year.
Beets- the tops were overtaken with weeds, but the roots are still tasty! Look for a colorful basket on the table!
Flowers (sunflowers too!)
Parsley sage Oregano chives Thyme
Peppers-still not the haul I am looking for, but they are bigger and more plentiful this week than last!
Peppers-hot! A little to startPotatoes
And new this week!!!!
Beans! A few different kinds! If you should see those super skinnny ones, grab them up. They are maybe the most tasty things I have ever had!
Tomatoes- a few at last! Cherry tomatoes, salad tomatoes, and a few slicers!
Enjoy this gift of splendid cool evening!