Penultimate Veggies of the Season — Knuckle Down News, Week 19

The beautiful weather gave us the perfect opportunity for garlic planting this weekend. Although I was woefully behind with getting the beds ready, Lauren and Nate, garden helpers-extraordinaire, arrived and not only got all 2,000 cloves in the ground, but helped clear rotting tomato plants, split the garlic, and provide occasional mechanical support.

BCS Turning in a Row

Thanks to Peter too, for using his large stature to help pull all of the T-bars out of the ground, and to Sarah for helping me with the frustrating task of untangling wire from vines as well as cleaning the remaining onions and harvesting the rest of the carrots.

Having the garlic in the ground feels like a celebratory moment, because it’s the last big task of the season, hurray!

Now I’ll head out before the rain and see if I can get a few more beds tilled and seeded with rye, perhaps a little late, but with this mild weather it seems worth a shot.

Organic Greens and Purples

In other news, it looks like at least a small percentage of our cauliflower crop survived the swede midge attack so there will be cauliflower for at least some of you, if you are a real cauliflower enthusiast, come early!

This weeks shares:

  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Cauliflower (for some, likely cabbage for others)
  • Watermelon or Daikon Radish
  • Spinach or other greens
  • Kale
  • Tat Soi
  • Hot peppers and Herbs

— Jenny

 

Garlic in there