The march of garlic.
Griselle, or French Grey Shallots. They are spidery and prolific, I very much enjoy these.
Tuscan, a turban variety will harvest early. I am growing these at the beach farm as well.
All garlic is doing better upstate than at the beach farm. There are several reasons for this:
- Colder weather kept the garlic from sprouting last December-January.
- There has been much more rain and even some snowfall upstate.
- Geese didn't eat the fertilizer or smash the leaves while doing so.
- The soil is practically pure compost.
Thankfully, fearful that it would be cold, I brought my trusty thermos filled with hot, hot coffee.
The sun occasionally came in and out, warming my rear as I weeded. It wasn't all that cold, and I never needed more than my t-shirt and windbreaker. These are a porcelain variety and are most vigorous.
The blue-tinged leaves of this rocambole are beautiful.
Next week I will be meeting with the Peconic Land Trust in regards to participating in their farm program. One full season of small-scale growing incomplete, I can hardly imagine what scaling up ten times will mean.