On the First Day of Summer, My Garden Brought to Me…
Things are growing quite well here on the farm. I am pleased! This morning, I went into the hoophouse and came out with two cucumbers! I spent a bit of time trying to tame the jungle of cucumber plants. We are doing well at keeping the tomatoes trimmed and orderly, but the cukes . . . . oh my. The tomatillo plants in the hoophouse look like what they normally look like in late July. I wonder what they will look like in late July!! Our tomato plants have fist-sized tomatoes on them. I harvested all the daikon radishes last week and will soon put carrots in their spot. The only thing not utterly thriving in the hoophouse is the fennel I planted from seed.
Outside the hoophouse, I have harvested the scapes off my garlic which seems to be happier this year than last. I have been harvesting greens for a couple regular customers, but have plenty if others are interested. The basil and parsley are coming along. Thankfully, there has been a steady supply of rain, so we haven’t had to water out there much. Perhaps this week we will need to irrigate.
We have been working on the logistics of a regular stand. We will have regular open hours on Thursday afternoon from 3:00 – 6:00 and Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 12:00. You can come by and there will be produce rinsed and ready to go.
Tucker put up the rose arbor in Alex’s flower garden back near the trees. It’s becoming a beautiful space. Perhaps you’d like to come by and have some pictures taken under the arbor sometime – although, the roses are quickly fading. Her plans include a light pink rose on the other side of the trellis to contrast the dark red roses there already. She is trying to root some new rose plants from a neighbor’s bush. So far, the babies are still alive and looking good.
Tucker has gotten his tractor back together and working. He’s been regrading some rough areas near the fence out back, removing rocks and stumps. He ran the chisel plow through the area I would like to put an herb garden in and pulled out rocks and broke up the hard clay. PROGRESS!
Because we had a tour group come through last Saturday, the place looks real spiffy – come on over and see!
That’s the news . . .