The last plantings of 2014!! Putting the final garlic and shallot bulbs in the ground and then tucking them in for the winter with a nice blanket of straw mulch. A few thousand lbs of compost was added to this patch and worked into the soil a couple weeks before in preparation. Timed applications of seaweed emulsion, fish emulsion, choice biologicals and other goodies will ensure a healthy bounty of palm sized garlicky goodies once again next summer.
As the harvest season comes to a gentle close, and the fields are finally laid to rest… the planting continues. Today on this rainy day i am pulling out my seed garlic and separating the cloves in preparation for planting. If the ground dries up I will be planting and mulching in my garlic on Monday. And no … your eyes are not deceiving you.. these heads of garlic are palm size or larger… many cloves are bigger than my thumb!!
Oh… and Hot Peppers are in full swing… come get some serious heat while they last. My varieties include: Scotch Bonnet, Chocolate Habanero, Golden Habanero, Caribbean Red, and “Angry Old Man” which is a select SUPER HOT Moruga … which has been described to me as “It feels like a Mule with burning hoofs is kicking me in the back of my throat!”
Winter Squash is now arriving from our fields. With a great dry, warm day, cool night growing season these are the sweetest Winter Squash I have ever tasted, I’m sure our compost tea, trace mineral fertilizers and endless composting of the fields didn’t hurt either !!! Come on by and try some.
Baby Blue Hubbard.
The weather is beautiful and so is the food coming out of our fields. Heirloom tomatoes are in full swing and now is the time to enjoy the delicacies. No other tomato tastes as good as one grown and picked in August. Come stop by and enjoy some of our other tasty treats as well: Shishito Peppers, Fairytale Eggplant, Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes, Mixed Tiger Tomatoes, Papalo, Pipicha and the list goes on…. oh and don’t forget the mushrooms for the grill !!!
Get em now, eat em now, or later. Two choice varieties just dug: Candy (yellow) and Red Zeppelin. Both chosen for a sweet and superior flavor profile. These onions are perfect for todays lunch sandwich, or they will store long enough for that mid winter soup.
Its been 10 months since one of these has passed my lips. We are just beginning to pick them and they should be coming in heavy very soon.
Its amazing how tasty these are for how simple it is to just blister them in a hot pan then enjoy with a nice crunchy course salt.