On the most beautiful sunny day last week a trio of helpers arrived and made short work of all the seed garlic we cracked over the previous weekend. Thank goodness for extended families!
It only now occurs to me, I should have taken some pictures.
This past weekend, Ernest and I were able to get a few more beds planted of one of the new varieties I am trying for next year. This one is called Polish Rocambole and is rumoured to be a strong garlic and great for long cooking dishes. I just tested a few cloves in a chicken stock and sure enough, even once the stock was finished the remaining garlic had nice full flavour! They are also an easy variety to peel and have more, smaller cloves than the ‘music’ we have been enjoying.
If anyone’s looking for seed garlic, we got ours from the excellent Railway Creek where it’s now 30% off.
Fingers crossed for a break in the rain and a few sunny days this weekend so I can get the remaining two varieties in.
In the meantime, Courtney and I will be working on a pretty soggy harvest this week and I will be wishing we had called our chimney sweep a few weeks earlier as the woodstove beckons.
Toronto Members, I will be set up by noon for sure this week, so come early if you can and avoid having to get your veggies in the dark!
This week’s share:
- Salad Mix
- Cabbage or Radicchio
- Carrots or Beets if there are any
- Swiss Chard or other greens
- Chinese Pink Celery