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.
This Week’s Share
Knuckle Down Farm is a small-scale organic market garden sitting on a quiet back-channel of the Trent River. We grow over fifty varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers with care and individual attention.
Our CSA veggie shares provide fresh, delicious, organic produce all summer while connecting members with the place their food is grown and the farmers who grow it. You can also find us at the Dufferin Grove farmers' market.
Farmer Jenny started Knuckle Down Farm in 2012 and moved to Quinte West in 2014.