Its the middle of May and the weather is turning warmer. We had a warm spell earlier in the spring, which in my mind caused a bit of havoc, we all start to think that summer is here but before you know it, and surprise surprise, a cold snap hits and slows everything down, or wipe out two days worth of asparagus harvest .
Nevertheless, the garlic is growing very well at the moment. There are a few weeds to pull out and leek moth to monitor. There will be a weeding day May 31 if you want to get out and visit me. Brown bag lunch.
Please note , I am not taking any orders until the fall after the garlic has cure. You can email me your email address and i will put it on file until then and send you out a reminder to place your order.
April is here now on the farm, with most of the snow melted away. We are all thinking about planting our gardens soon, some of us have even started seeds indoors. I have some tomatoes for our greenhouse and the sweet potatoes are in soil slowly sprouting slips. I have been receiving many emails from gardeners who are eager to plant garlic this spring. Garlic can be planted in the early spring and harvested a bit later than the fall planted crop. I usually have some seed to sell in the spring, but not this year folks. However, email me and i will put your name on my list and send you a notice when you can order your fall 2015 garlic for seed or storing for later eating. In the meantime keep checking here on the site for updates on the farm, or follow me on Facebook and Twitter for weekly news.
Hello all garlic eaters!
Tonight, when we were done our supper, I looked out the east window and saw it was still light outside for a wee bit longer. spring is on its way! In a few months! However, winter is the time for most farmers/producers to plan for the upcoming season. Even though I have been busy with off-farm work now for more than a year, I still have lots of opportunity to get caught up with paper work, updating social media as well as trying to blog a few times in the winter. I read my magazines, ordered my seeds and designed new labels. This year is the beginning of a another chapter in life and that includes moving ahead with the vegetable part of the gardens. This is a complete turn around from the direction I was previously heading into. Instead of just concentrating on garlic, I am now planning in erecting a high tunnel/hoop house to extend our season in the central Hastings climate. I have been dreaming of this for several years. This is a two year project by the time the ground is worked up with manure and cover crops to break up the soil and to build up nutrients and soil microbiology. By 2016, I will be learning how to grow under the cover and harvesting the wonderful crops that will be growing. Garlic is and will always be one of my main crops and I will continue to offer you a great selection of old and new garlic varieties. Check out the catalog in the summer for whats in and what's not.
One of the less- than -glorious chores i do in the winter is the processing of garlic into garlic powder and granules. I now have all I need dehydrated and ground , I am just waiting for jars to come in. By next week, jarred garlic powder and granules will be available on line. $12/75g for powder $10/60g for granules.. Don't hesitate to order some
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