2017 Week 47, Summer CSA Week 25 of 26
The garlic is in! I broadforked 8 beds, amended with lime and gypsum, and planted three varieties for next yar -- Shvelsi (a beautiful purple-stripe), Music, and Silverwhite. I will cover with straw once this crazy wind calms down, which has been a happily steady 10-15 mph gust all morning.
I also ordered the tomato seeds this morning. We had about 45 varieties this year, but will up it to 100 next year in an expedited search for what grows well on this farm. Part of the increase is a new early maturing generation to start the season, and an abundance of red slicing types, as none that I tried this year were especially successful. I'll have the labels in the field for watching their health, but anyone interested in a field-walk tomato taste-off next summer should let me know. Aside from the one exception -- Sungold, the super sweet orange cherry -- all are heirlooms or otherwise open pollinated types. I will also do a better job presenting the history of each variety, as I expressed that not-well-at-all this year.
Note that the ginger and turmeric will only last in the fridge so long, but both freeze well. Please take some while it's still fresh!
For the last month I had a "snackluck and field walk" comment on the board, but somehow forgot to talk with you all about it. If you are interested in a farm tour some coming Sunday at 2pm, let me know at pick-up!
See you on the farm,
... and more?
- Nantucket Long Pie