This week was a blur, like the last few months. To sum it up: I finally got the fall greens and radish seeded. The first planting of daikon and turnip are finally looking good. Another finally? Finished my seeding for the season tonight. I almost took a picture but was embarrassed because it is two weeks late.
I can handle being late, I do it regularly as many of you know. It is the pressure of being late in the fall that I have trouble coping with. I really hope the stuff I seeded tonight has time to get big enough to be eaten. Some of the planting is to be enjoyed this fall, some through the winter, and some, if it all works out, is to be relished in the spring. Lets all keep our fingers crossed.
In good news, the carrots are looking lively, and so is the salad mix. There will be salad mix for Metuchen this week, and for both markets next week. The new kale planting is tasting pretty... tasty is a good word. And you guys should get ready to fall in love with Coriander (the fruit of cilantro) because we will have a bunch of it in the next week or so! Another gorgeous delicacy of the field? The tomatoes. I have been eating tomato sandwiches like nobody's business. I am adding them to my potato, garlic, and onion diet (which now includes coriander).
By Sunday I plan to have the majority of the fall crops planted. It will feel really good to have that task pushed to the accomplished side of the ledger. There are a lot of little plants in there just itching to get outside. Offer me some steam and durability, because I need it.
From the field:
Flowers (sunflowers too!)
Melon - last week.
Onions- yellow onions and cipolini, both red and white! I hear cipolini onions are great roasted.
Parsley sage Oregano chives Thyme
Tomatoes: Cherry, salad, and slicers. Heirlooms!
Watermelon- last week
Winter Squash- Acorn, Spahgetti, Wintersweet, Kobacha!!!
And new this week!!!!
Onward and Upward!