Wednesday, 12 July 2017

How on this earth is it July 12 already?

Let me tell you about the goings-on here for the first part of July.  Again, the rain is not stopping the lettuces, mustards, onions, salad greens, beans, carrots, cress, orach, celery, , cucumbers, beets, peas and weeds from growing fantastically.  The tomatoes and peppers are suffering slightly but not as much as one would think from lack of sunshine and warmth.  The few days we have had in the last couple of weeks added great height, width and fruitness (good word) to the tomato plants.  We pinch off the suckers on each of the hundreds of plants for hours and hours about every three days.    If we don’t prune them, we’ll have a jungle o’tomato plants out there with more leaves than tomatoes. 

It’s impossible right now to get into lowers portions of the gardens to make new rows.  The plants waiting patiently in their pots may not get into the ground at all this season L.  Thanks to the many who came by and bought some to take home to place into their care. 

We plant new beds of salad mix each week as one bed only lasts for about three weeks before it bolts and/or tastes bitter.   We’ll keep planting the roots such as beets, carrots and green onions every week or two so will continue to enjoy them into the Fall months.   I now grow pea shoots and sun flower shoots indoors to keep them out of chipmunks’ reach.  We start basil every week so there are always plants available for you to buy and for me to make pesto once the leaves get large enough.  Yesterday, we sowed some cauliflower, broccoli, rapini and various cabbages for fall harvest.  We’ll take care of these in little pots for the next few weeks until we plant them out.  And, of course, will hope for the best that the gardens will dry up a bit so we can actually do that planting.

I hope all of this talk about food makes you hungry so you can enjoy the following:

Beet Greens  $3 bunch
Curly Cress  $2 bunch I keep it out of the salad now, you can add your own if you like
Edible flowers   $3 bag
Garlic Scapes:  $3 bunch of 15
Green Garlic  It’s picked fresh, to be used right away, not cured yet, mild garlic flavour  $2 each
Green Onions:  $2 bunch of 10
Herbs, fresh:  citrus thyme, dill, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, savory, tarragon   $2 bunch  
Herb Mix: a mix of several fresh herbs  $3 bunch   let me know if there’s an herb you’re not fond of
Kale  $3 bunch
Lettuce heads:  heirloom romaine, speckled, tennis ball, tom thumb, red salad bowl  $3 mixed bag   
Mustard Greens  looking pretty healthy right now  $3 bunch
Snow Peas  $3 bag
Salad Greens, washed and table ready:  includes green spinach, strawberry spinach, wild spinach, orach, celery tops, sorrel, arugula, parsley, lovage, mustard, cress and various soft and crunchy lettuces and other green stuff growing on the property and edible flowers  $5 bag   
Swiss Chard   $3 bunch
Sunflower Shoots  $2 bag  we definitely have lots this week

Plants, basil:  Genovese, Greek, Lemon or Thai  $2 each

If you'd like to purchase any of the above items, I'm happy to provide them if available after our regular customers have ordered.  If you want to know how to receive delivery of our nutritional goodness, see Contact information and email or call me.  Thanks.
Until next post, have a great every day.  

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