The onions are ready! Thanks to Shannon, our onion harvest is curing in the sunshine.
The scapes are appearing, as seen above, stay tuned for a scape pesto recipe.
We planted potatoes back in February, after a few weeks there were green shoots poking up through the straw. I kept covering the bed with straw as the plants grew. Eventually, I ran out of straw! I’m waiting for the plants to bloom and the greenery to die back, then we’ll start harvesting.
This is what the potato bed looks like currently. We had to put chicken wire around the bed to contain the straw. I sure hope there are more potatoes than we could ever hope to eat hiding under that mound of straw!
So, my cover crop experiment in the tomato bed isn’t going so well. I should have realized that winter cover crops wouldn’t thrive once the heat arrived. I watched the plants flower, form seed pods and begin to die back before it dawned on me that my cover crop had lived it’s life cycle. So, it was time to pull down the dying plants and toss them in the chicken run.
Our first tomato of the season. This plant was transplanted from the yard where our chickens lived last fall. When our tomato plants were ready to be pulled up, we tossed them in with the chickens and several months later there were tomato seedlings. I had no idea what variety we’d get from these surprise plants. Turns out it’s a red/yellow pear tomato. These were a favorite last summer!
I noticed that we have small brussel sprouts on a plant I put in the ground last September. What a late bloomer!
We’ve got patty pan squash!
We also have our first butternut squash!
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