More Mosquitoes than Raindrops — Knuckle Down News, Week 5

In this crazy hot weather, I often sneak out to the garden at dusk to get a few things done after hiding from the mid-afternoon sun. It’s beautiful outside as the sun sets, watching the rain clouds blow past hopefully to someone else’s thirsty fields. Beautiful until the mosquitoes find me, yikes!

This week I have started to harvest the garlic, two thirds are dug and it looks pretty good, not quite as big as last year (probably due to the cool Spring), but it is nice enough. I will start including it in your shares every other week or so. If you find you aren’t eating it quickly enough, you can just hang it in your kitchen and it should cure just fine to be used when you are ready.
I checked on the potatoes this evening and we may have new potatoes as early as next week! The beans are just starting to produce as well, so you will definitely be seeing those soon.
New and exciting additions to the shares this week will be carrots and eggplants!
In other news, the pollinator garden that I have been ignoring is blooming beautifully, hooray or native wildflowers that thrive on neglect, I look forward to expanding it every year.
— Jenny
This Week’s Share
  • Garlic
  • Swiss Chard
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Eggplant
  • Tomatoes
  • Herbs

Flowers Outside the Greenhouse

Peas

Black Eyes Susans

Max handles and eggplant