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These last few weeks have been so busy here – much like everyone I imagine who has a big garden and plans to preserve food for over the winter.
Here’s some of our Garlic hanging in the Barn in July.
This past week has really been all about the Garlic. We have managed to get our 8000 plants (harvested to dry in July) cut, cleaned and stored. We will be heading to the South Cariboo Garlic Festival this coming weekend and we will have a good supply of fresh garlic for our customers. Come and see us! There will be lots of great family activities and if you love Garlic, it is THE place to spend a day.
While our heads have been focussed on Garlic, the garden keeps growing (so do the weeds) and growing. It’s been all I can do to get in there for half an hour a day to do some harvesting. Since I haven’t had the time to do any processing, the majority of things like beets and peas are still waiting on me to get in there and start picking!
Our Asparagus plants have grown into frothy fronds that sway in the wind. So pretty to watch.
Carrots need badly to be thinned, but we harvest enough to eat fresh. Sometimes when we are so busy, we just walk into the garden and eat lunch right there! Carrots, broccoli side shoots, peas and beans are all ready. We follow that up with dessert when we head into the Berry Bed to toss mouthfuls of rapsberries down.
Zucchini (some the size of clubs!) are not getting picked often enough. To keep plants like this producing, you need to pick them regularly to encourage more flowers and thus, veggies for later harvests.
How is your garden growing this summer? Have you been able to keep up with harvesting?
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