>THIS WEEK’S SUBSCRIBER MENU:
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• Salad Mix
• Baby Butter Lettuce
• Pepper Cress
After a glorious week of sunny weather and temperatures in the 80°s, we are starting to feel caught-up. We got the summer squash planted, all of the snap and shelling beans, and a nice big patch of kale, swiss chard, beets, and carrots. That’s the patch that will last us into the winter. We’ve had to get the water lines hooked up and start running sprinklers and drip-tape.
The artichokes are planted out, and after a week of rabbit-hunting, we’re ready to plant out the broccoli and cauliflower, and summer cabbages. Remember how much Peter Rabbit loved Mr. MacGregor’s cabbages? Well these wild rabbits are no different, and I’ve been worried to death about how to plant them out and have them survive just a night or two. Luis and Mike have caught at least 15 rabbits down in the holler, and we’ve rounded up 600′ of chickenwire to build a fence around the whole patch. How’s that for security? I’m not taking any chances. A few years ago, we planted out a nice stand of broccoli and all the plants were nibbled down to nubs overnight.
A quick word about the Green Garlic: This is immature, tender garlic that hasn’t formed solid, independent cloves yet inside the bulb. You can use the entire stalk and the bulb as a vegetable, or as a seasoning. Click HERE for the page on Green Garlic, with recipes.