June 1, 2014

Got the beet row fertilized.  Hand tilled 2 rows and planted Peppermint Stick Chard, White Icicle Radishes, French Breakfast Radishes (in carrot row),  Cosmic Purple Carrot and Black Radish.  Also planted a block of Brilliant Rainbow Quinoa from Cherrygal.com.  The Peppermint Stick Chard was from Renee’s Garden.

Transplanted out some Rainbow Swiss Chard.  Filled in open spaces in lettuce row with new lettuce.  Filled in beet row with Cylindra beets.  And transplanted a row of Collards.

Weeded 3 rows and fertilized around the rhubarb.

Watered bucket garden twice.

The cows were fairly cooperative and J and I are quickly becoming a good working team so milking was a breeze today.

Got 3 flats of extra veggie plants ready to give to a friend.  Uncovered the soil sprouts so they could green up.  Collapsed.  Just kidding, went to a “party” to talk about the farmer’s market opening up this week and to learn ways to clean without using soaps and dangerous cleansers.

T= 7.5

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2 responses to “June 1, 2014

  1. Connie Morris

    The part was at the post office. The house number was incorrect.

    My garlic is going to seed. I thought you don’t dig it until July. Do I. Just take off the seed pods?

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    • It’s at my post office?
      As for the garlic question. Is the seed pod a “straight up” one or is it curving around? If it is growing straight up then just pop all the seed pods off and discard. If it’s curvy pop it off about 6 inches from the end and take them to market to sell or use to make pesto or to flavor your cooking. Most people do think it is best to pop them off so that the garlic can continue to focus on growing a bulb and not a seed. You will not dig your garlic until the bottom leaves are yellowing so you have a while yet before they should be harvested.

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