Saturday, June 15, 2019

6 more weeks until harvest!

It's mid June now and it's still raining more often than not! The garlic field at Railway Creek Farm is looking great despite all the moisture! I hope your garlic patches are also doing well. By now the plants should be all leafed out and in the more southern parts of Ontario, scapes are forming. The scapes are not showing at all here North of 7. 

With all this rain we are having, not only do we have May flowers finally blooming in June, but the weeds have taken advantage of the few sunny days and exploded into seed already.

Leek moth has not shown itself in the garlic field yet. Maybe the cold winter did most of them in, and maybe the late spring took care of the rest. I'm not making any assumptions, I am still going to be vigilant in my daily walkabout in among the plants, carefully monitoring for them. If I see one, I will squish it.

I just want to remind you all if you want more daily posts of my activities in the garlic patch, or would like to know more about cover cropping/no-till, and other on-farm behind the scenes events, I urge you to check out the Instagram account. Click HERE. For Facebook, click HERE. There you will discover what life is like on a small acreage farm run by a middle age woman.

If you have comments and questions, you can post them on those social media places or send me an email. I encourage feedback and reading your stories about your garlic growing adventures.

Hop on this garlic train with me.