Monday, June 5, 2017

Harvest Monday - 5 June 2017

Welcome to another Harvest Monday update from Eight Gate Farm. Starting off with a first-of-the-year harvest, a nice head of tatsoi:


The Kitchen Goddess made a light teriyaki marinade for some beef tri-tips for the grill, and stir-fried the fresh tatsoi. Here is the result--it was yummy! You could have your choice of wines too...an organic Petit Verdot from Yorkville Cellars, or a Grenache Rose from Trattore Farms--two of our favorite California wineries.


Other harvests this week were mesculin and radishes:


And then there was radishes and mesculin!


And now for an update on the latest project, the stock-tank planting beds. I finally transplanted all the eggplant and pepper seedlings, and they are looking good!


Now you see 'em, now you don't. We are forecasted to have several nights this week dropping down to the 40s--not good for these plants. TKG did a super job of tucking them in with Agribon.


Hopefully this will give them some protection from the cold. In June!!

That's all for this week. Thanks for reading, and thanks again to Dave at Our Happy Acres for hosting Harvest Monday.


9 comments:

  1. Love those tank planters! And the tri-tips sound tasty too. All of my beef lately has been of the ground variety, though it's from a local farmer who raises his cows solely on grass.

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    1. Thanks Dave. I did a double-take on "ground," thinking airborne?

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  2. Lovely head of tatsoi. And I'll second Dave in saying I love those stock tank planters. The night time lows here regularly dip below 50ยบ through June, but I can't be bothered to cover up anything in the garden.

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    1. Thanks Michelle. And the cooler temps don't bother your solanacea?

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  3. I hope my wife doesn't see the tank planters! And in actuality we'd like a few cool nights.

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    1. Yes, they were expensive. But will last forever!

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  4. Those stock tank beds look excellent!

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  5. That's a huge head of tatsoi and you're getting lots of mesculin, they must be enjoying the cool weather you've been having. I'm sure the agribon helped the peppers and eggplants out, I sometimes keep them under it until the weather stays consistently warm.

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