Hello again from Eight Gate Farm! Weather-wise, the days are starting to get warmer while the nights stay cool. Good for sleeping, but not for the solanaceae family, melons, cucumbers, squash, or corn. All are still not "taking off." Speaking of corn, I drove by a commercial cornfield yesterday, and the plants there are at least a foot tall, while mine are barely 3 inches. GMO Frankencorn? Super-fertilized? Who knows?
Now on to this week's harvests, which I'm sorry to say are just like last week's. We took virtually the last of the radishes:
And a good amount of lettuce:
Those make up our nightly salads, the health benefits of which are completely negated by the ranch dressing I love to pour on.
More Asian greens and the last of the garlic scapes:
I don't write about them often, but herbs from the Kitchen Herb Garden (a repurposed sandbox) are giving us lots of flavor. Here's a picking of thyme and winter savory:
They went toward a dry marinade for grilled chicken breasts, which gave some delicious protein accompaniment to our salads.
That's it for this week. Thanks for reading! And as always thanks to Dave at Our Happy Acres for hosting Harvest Monday, without which you would probably not be reading this!