Here's another Harvest Monday report from Eight Gate Farm. We had three "new" harvests this week. Two I'll show first, the other will be at the end, because there's a story to it.
It looked like one row of garlic was ready to pull as most of the leaves had browned, even though this is several weeks earlier than last year. Last fall I planted three rows with 16 cloves each of three types. I labeled each row, but neglected to write down somewhere what was what. And naturally, the writing on the markers faded. So I'm not sure if this is "Music" or "Chesnok Red."
The bulbs are nice, but not Fair prizewinners in terms of size. Regardless, it's good to have a harvest as we are almost out of last year's garlic.
The second new harvest was basil. I grew two types, "Genovese," and "Thai." Genovese is something many are familiar with, and Thai is stronger-flavored and aromatic. The Kitchen Goddess cut a good amount, along with a large amount of Italian parsley, all to put in the dehydrator.
|Genovese and Thai basil, along with Italian Parsley|
For continuing harvests, I did several picking of salad greens, still looking quite good.
|Yellowfin zucchini, plus a Pantheon|
|Vegetables ready for freezer|
|'Sugar Rush Cream' hot peppers|
|Pepper plant transplanted early|
|Sugar Rush Cream pepper now|
|Sugar Rush Cream peppers fermenting.|