Monday 20 June 2016
Harvest Monday: June 20,2016
My first garlic scapes have arrived - these come mostly from the faster growing Porcelain varieties. The red russian garlic that I usually grow is just starting to show signs of scapes and are close to half the thickness in the stalk. But lots of time to go.
And more greens. The picture of the large basket shown above was taken before I cleaned and split everything out. It includes black and white russian kale, over a pound of spinach, and another basket of lettuce greens.
I've been working long days on a project for some time, often getting home in the dark (so my apologies if I'm not on top of comments whether it is my blog or many of you whom I follow regularly). The gardens are generally full of weeds and I usually only have a short time early in the morning for watering. But despite all of that, with the temperatures and regular (though short) watering schedule, everything still seems to do be doing pretty well.
If I can keep this up, I should have peppers from the greenhouse soon (already have plenty of unripened peppers on the plants as well a very few green tomatoes). The squash plants are just getting underway as are the carrots and beets. Potato plants are flowering and I have plenty of herbs for the picking. I'm also somewhat surprised that the few cabbage and broccoli plants I have are still holding up in this heat wave we are having.
I'm looking forward to seeing what other gardeners are doing this week by linking in to the Harvest Monday posts hosted by Our Happy Acres. Check it out!