Sunday, July 19, 2009

Harvest kicks into full swing this week.....












This week expect more fresh dug Red Norland Potatoes, Superior White Potatoes, bunches of Sweet White Onions, fresh Beets with tops, perhaps the first of the Carrots, *Green Beans*, *Cucumbers*, field TOMATOES - some romas and round slicing are showing their pretty faces out there now!! Cherry tomatoes, some Zucchini and zuc blossoms, more Broccoli, Greenhouse and Field Heirloom Tomatoes, this year's summer Cabbages, big Basil plants with intact root (use the entire plant for pesto or quick recipes OR simply place in a vase or glass with water and let sit on your kitchen counter all week to use at your lesiure OR plant outside, pinch the main leader stem and continue to grow this gorgeous plant yourself in the garden or pot!) More gold and red Swiss Chard, summer PEAS - the sweet shelling type; fresh Herbs including parsley, margoram, sage, thyme & stevia. While grading our onions out last week I came across this little snail. Enjoying the cool weather just slugging along our onion tops, he was given a new home next to the side of the barn in the long grass. I've always thought these little critters were rather neat... Sure, the weather is cooler than usual, but as we do each year, we expect anything. Since we have lots of diversity planted, we simply harvest what is ready and wait for others....warm weather suppose to happen later this week....DO NOT ask for bulk romas or cucumbers for canning YET. There is no volume out there without the heat.