Week 5-- oh my goodness and thank goodness.
2-4 more weeks of lettuce and then no more lettuce till September-- I'm a little tired of lettuce... on to Swiss Chard and Zucchini.
This was the sign from last week. I thought I'd photograph it so we'd have a visual record of what we had each week for next year.
Shallots are almost ready as well. Tomatoes are green--- growing but green.
This is 1/2 of the garlic in the barn ready for me to tie it up to dry.
Beautiful garlic. I planted hard and softneck garlic. Garlic in a grocery store is just about always softneck garlic because they can automate some of the picking and it also stores well. Softneck garlic can store for a year or more. Hardneck garlic stores 2-6 months. I had 12 varieties of in total planted.
This week we'll start by giving you random varieties in your box and then let you pick a few a few extra bulbs of garlic from a blue bin. We had some that the tops came off and so we had to dig the garlic out of the ground with a shovel. So we are going to be eating those first as those will not last as long. There is a reason why it's better to cure the garlic with the tops on them I'll find out later and tell us all why-- these lost their tops so we'll eat these first.
Below is a bin of a softneck variety.
One more tilled up area. This area is popcorn, winter squash, more summer squash and more pumpkins and gourds. I've never grown popcorn before so I thought I'd give it a whirl and see what I got. I wasn't sure on the pumpkins growing in the lower level garden and I had lost some that didn't germinate properly so I figured you can never have enough pumpkins.....