Wacky Windy Weather — Knuckle Down News, Week 17

Well it sure is raining now! Tomorrow the forecast is calling for August in October, so hopefully that means our fall crops will make good use of it and have some late growth spurts. I’m looking at you, radishes.

This week I’m working on transitioning the greenhouse from tomatoes to cold-hardy winter greens. Although it’s late in the season to start anything new, I have a few trays waiting to be transplanted as soon as I can make some room for them. Growth is  much slower at this time of year, but once established, some greens will stay harvestable long into the winter months.

Also on the agenda for this week is the annual garlic planting. All season I have been putting aside the biggest garlic bulbs so that next years crop will be even bigger and better than this year’s. If anyone wants to break up garlic at pick-up tomorrow there are still lots to do, I am aiming to have at least 1200 cloves!

This Week’s Line-up with look something like this:

  • Spicy Salad Mix
  • Maybe Carrots
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Swiss Chard
  • Garlic
  • Collards or Mustard
  • Dill and Cilantro