The garlic was harvested between the rains last week. It went off without a hitch with our Suffolk Punch Horses plowing out the garlic with the riding plow. It has now all been hung up to cure to be used for the rest of the year. We will use some for seed in October when we plant next year’s crop. We have been enjoying the pungency of the fresh garlic to enhance our meals.
All the rain has meant that the garden is growing well. We picked our first sweet corn yesterday for the Tuesday CSA members and the cobs are full and very tasty. With GMO sweet corn on the market, it is nice to be able to offer beautiful organically grown sweet corn to our members. The earliest variety we grow is called, Luscious, and it lives up to its name. The outdoor tomatoes are starting and we had our first melon on Monday. I am hoping that the squash comes along. The plants don’t seem as strong as usual this year, but they still have time to grow. The fall seeding and transplanting is just about all finished and the rain has been good for getting those crops off to a good start. Now we are hoping for some sunshine so we can concentrate on 2nd cut hay and the delayed spelt harvest.