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Farm Happenings for July 18-24, 2021

Posted on July 18th, 2021 by Marnie Chown

This week is going to be a big week for us because we will be starting to harvest garlic!!

We will have fresh heads available now and cured heads available in late August.


What's the difference between fresh and cured garlic? 

Fresh garlic is a once a year treat, so take advantage of it now!! It cooks and tastes a bit different than cured garlic. Check out some clever tips I found on Fine Cooking:

 Fresh Garlic Tips  


We still have lots of zucchinis, basil, tomatoes, cucumbers, salad mix and more....hopefully we will have peppers soon too! 


Pictured above is our buckwheat/pea cover crop planted between the rows of young raspberries. The buckwheat has beautiful little white flowers that the bees go crazy for! It's so cool to see it blooming at this time of year! Pat will be cutting it down soon with the flail mower so it can become a mulch that will break down and feed the soil. Cover cropping is one strategy that we use on the farm to 'renovate' garden beds. Depending on what is planted, using cover crops can increase fertility, suppress weeds, fix nitrogen, break up hardpan (a very dense/compacted layer of soil), increase biodiversity, feed pollinators and much more! 


Enjoy your veggies this week!