It was time for the carrots to be thinned, giving us a harvest of stubby Red Core Chantenay and slender Napoli baby carrots attached to a mane of greens. The Napoli is known as Eliot Coleman’s favorite for winter, and seems to thrive equally well in summer. Both the Red Core Chantenay and Napoli were planted at the same time but differ by 10 days to maturity, accounting for some of the difference in size. They’ll be perfect for making this.
The squash plants are bursting out of their protective covering, put in place to help prevent the squash vine borer from getting to them.
A peak into the Squash Casbah reveals that pollinators have been sneaking in despite the covering and have been busily making baby Zephyrs.
The tomato plants are thriving in this warm weather we’ve been having. We marvel at how healthy and lush they are, and hope they remain so as the season progresses.
This is a new variety of cherry tomato we’re trying this year called Peacevine, and is setting masses of fruit.
The peas are winding down as the fennel and cucumbers are starting to come in. We’ve been continuing to eat primarily from our garden with enough to start freezing a few greens, and much more on the way.
Still harvesting: fennel, salad greens, kale, chard, peas, favas, radishes, fennel
Newly harvested: cucumbers, summer squash, baby carrots
To come: tomatoes, green beans, beets, eggplant