For "first harvests" this week, all the garlic was pulled. I had planted 10 cloves each of 4 hardneck varieties. They grew strongly during the spring, but lately had started dying back. This is very early for us, but it did not seem like the bulbs would get any bigger. I'm beginning to believe I didn't water them enough. So no prizewinning bulbs for the Deerfield Fair this year; then again, no fair this year for obvious reasons. I'll show and discuss the bulbs once they're cured and cleaned.
|Entire garlic harvest|
|White Egg turnip|
|Yellowfin and Cocozelle di Napoli zucchini|
|National Picking cucumbers|
The Blue Wind broccoli gives a few side shoots.
The first planting of spring onions is winding down.
|White Lisbon (ignore dirty fingernails)|
A few more shishito peppers.
|Mellow Star shishitos|
And the Iceberg lettuce is winding down. Little micro slugs have found it, so the heads have to be picked through--yuck!
Conspicuously absent is pea pods. The hot weather looks to have shut the vines down. Maybe they'll resume if the weather cools, but it seems unlikely at this stage.
Thanks for reading, and apologies for running long. Thanks as always to Dave at HappyAcres.blog for hosting Harvest Monday.