With warmer temps on the way this week, we are hoping to have some more fruit production in the cukes, summer squash and zucchini. It has been a rather pokey start for these summer loves as they need warm nights and days to set fruit. The plants also got hit pretty hard by the cucumber beetles, which delayed them from the get go. You should be getting them before you know it because our second planting is quickly catching up with our first.
The tomato plants are growing and growing! They have been mulched and trellised and pruned. We are hoping for fruit in a few more weeks. This year we have all our large tomato crop under cover in our high tunnel and an additional patch outside of cherry/plum tomatoes for pick your own.
We are hoping to dig the first of our garlic crop. The taste of fresh dug garlic is something great. If you can't use it all up right away, it may be best to keep it on your counter instead of tucking it into the backs of your cupboard, allowing it to have enough air flow. Use just like you would the garlic in the store, it just needs curing before putting in a cupboard.
Our latest love in the kitchen is something simple. Herb Mayo. I chop up whatever herbs I have kicking around such as the rosemary and oregano, but also the dill and basil, some green bits from the scallions and some thyme that I have by our walkway at home and then I mix it in some good ol' Helman's Mayonnaise. Fantastic way to jazz up your sandwich or dip some spuds/beans/carrots in. Quick and easy too. Seems like it would be equally good with yogurt and/or sour cream. Herbs can also be frozen in ice cube trays mixed with olive oil for use down the road.
This week's share...
- Green Beans
- Peas depending on how they size up
- Salad Mix
- Cuke/Summer Squash/Zucchini
- Possibly scallions this week or next