Sunday, June 3, 2012

2012 Season, week 5

June 2, 2012

This week's harvest:
"Gentry" Summer Squash
Garlic Scapes
"Tom Thumb" Lettuce
"Buttercrunch" Lettuce

This week's farm news:

The week started out hot - which always requires numerous trips to cool off in the creek. We didn't just spend the week swimming, however... Lots of cultivation work was accomplished - the parsnips, melon, zucchini, tomatoes, and peppers. We hand-weeded the next round of carrots. We set out our eggplant and a bunch of lettuce and parsley transplants. Eric seeded some more cucumbers and he sowed a large patch of the garden to a cow-pea cover crop in preparation for our fall garden. (Crazy to be thinking of that already!) We even planted our first ever crop of ginger! We are just such kimchi addicts, and ginger was the only ingredient we didn't produce ourselves. (Aside from salt - we haven't figured that one out yet!) So this fall our kimchi will be authentic Bugtussle! Hooray! And we had one more first this week - our first ever peach off of our very own peach tree! While they were not the loveliest of peaches, insects and birds are very hard on them, our family all got to have several ripe and juicy bites. We felt almost sinful! And then to have the week finish off with a lovely rain and cooler temperatures... Ahhh, bliss!

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