This translates to almost everything having the "slows." We are starting to get some harvests though.
The radishes are doing beautifully.
|L: French Breakfast, R: Cherry Belle|
|Purple Top White Globe turnips|
And the first garlic scapes were ready to be cut.
Strawberries are starting to roll in. Overall, they seem to be much smaller than last year--whether it's the weather or tired vines I do not know. But they're good.
The next two harvests, diminutive though they may be, are also welcome. First up are beet thinnings for greens:
Next are carrot thinnings. Though they aren't really sweet yet, they add a nice carroty flavor to our salads.
The Kitchen Goddess made some more chive flower/tarragon vinegar. Not only is it a lovely color but it adds a savoriness to dressings.
Lastly I present bug notes. The two fennel plants I put in the Kitchen Herb Garden are working well as a trap crop for the Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillars, keeping them from the parsley etc. (as least for now). Given the speed with which they defoliate the plants, they clearly like fennel a lot more than I do!
Not much else to report. Thanks for reading, and thanks as always to Dave at Our Happy Acres for hosting Harvest Monday.