Monday, 9 May 2011

Spring has sprung and a taste of summer

Just look at that weather forecast! That means things will be getting real busy around here. There are fields to work, thousands of transplants to go in the ground, and weeds in the early seedings are starting to creep up on us.
It was great to meet many of our new CSA customers on Saturday, and we hope you enjoyed your first taste from our gardens.

For our market customers, we will be coming soon!

With plenty of moisture in the ground, and temperatures beginning to climb, the garlic is growing quickly, and seems noticeably taller by the day.
 We grow a variety called Red Russian that is both pungent and sweet. It's a hard-neck variety that keeps really well. Our supply from last summer still looks as good today as when it was picked.
Garlic is planted in the fall, and we mulch with leaves to protect it from winter frost and keep the weeds down.