Happy 4th of July

 Should one miss pulling a garlic scape, it eventually turns into a 'bulbing' head of tiny propaga-teable garlics. Pretty awesome.

Should one miss pulling a garlic scape, it eventually turns into a 'bulbing' head of tiny propaga-teable garlics. Pretty awesome.

2018 Week 27, Summer CSA Pickup 5 of 26

Note: Due to the 4th of July falling on Wendesday, we are having the CSA pick-up this Thursday, 3-7pm. If anyone can't make this new time, let me know, and I will have a note posted on the walk-in explaining how to help yourself on Wednesday.

It was a good, busy week putting in the last of the summer crops -- a 4th planting of tomatoes, squash, and cucumbers, a 3rd of watermelons, and a 2nd of basil -- before I turn my field mind toward autumn. Although the season is just beginning for you, in a way it is just ending for me. All the way back in February, I began in earnest with the greenhouse seeding, a job I just finished this week. Whoop! Now the greenhouse turns into an herb drier for winter. In a few weeks all of the transplants will be out, we will be mostly out of range of the long, whipping tail of spring, and the summer crops will be easing whatever pains you or I now feel.

To that end, there are blossoms on the watermelons, the husk cherries are starting to ripen, the okra is just coming on, the edamame is nearly here, and some of the early sweet peppers are already sizing well in their greenness. I am making notes and adjusting for next year -- "more" is the common denominator, though I am figuratively crunching data on all facets of failure, as pressing on the gas doesn't fix a flat tire.

I hope you all are well. Stay cool. See you soon. And Happy Fourth of July!
Austin

Expected Harvest

Greens
Chard
Kale
Lettuce

Veggies
Beans, Snap
Cucumber
Summer Squash
Tomato
Turnip, Salad

Staple
Beans, Dry
   - Carolina Crowder
   - Kenearly Yellow Eye
   - Midnight Black Turtle
   - Quincy Pinto
Popcorn

Herbs
Ashwagandha, dried
Basil, Italian
Basil, Holy, Temperate*
Basil, Thai

Dill
Garlic, Scapes
Hot Pepper, Dried

Catmint, Persian*
Scallions
Sorrel

Flowers

The Pickle Pile
Parsnip
Radish, Winter
Turnip, Winter

*New This Week