It's been far too long since my last post during such a busy growing season! The lettuce is almost done and we had a better crop than last year.
However for next year I am going to have less arugula and more spinach. Seeing that I am the only one in the family that likes arugula, devoting 4 squares to it was way too much. Next year arugula only get's 1 square.
The peas are going crazy. I will harvest all that I see in one evening, and then come out the next evening to see a whole new crop ready to be picked. It's like I hadn't even picked any the day before. And boy they are so sweet and tender. I think for every 3 pods I pick, I will pop one in my mouth.
Not sure what to make of my raspberry bush. It was going full force the beginning of spring. I could almost taste the fresh berries in my mouth. But now were are in the end of June and they seemed to have just stopped ripening. I have no idea why this is. Unless perhaps the bush needs another year to mature as this is only it's first year producing anything.
I harvested my garlic the other day. And think I might have waited a bit too long to harvest. It's tough to tell when it's ready as I pulled one out a month ago and it was still on the small side. Now I pulled out this bunch and they seem on the edge of being "over ready". I'll have to do some research on the prime time to harvest it. I think next year I am going to increase my garlic growing so I can give some away to friends.
And finally at the last minute we joined a 2nd CSA called Vollemecke Orchards to get some fresh eggs.
As much as I want to raise chickens, it just would not be the best thing in our current home. So co-op eggs will have to do. While there we picked up fresh ground beef and fresh strawberries and yogurt made from fresh dairy. The yogurt is unbelievably rich and creamy, like a yummy dessert. It beats the pants off the store bought yogurts for sure.
Next post will be on the tomatoes and the introduction of a new vegetable to my garden, the asparagus.