Farmama hosts “Around the Farm/Garden” every Thursday.
Some Chinese cabbage and thinned green onion made their way into a delicious slaw.
Also cut some Swiss chard and lettuce (of course—it’s growing like gangbusters).
My borage is about to bloom—I only have 5 plants. Should I harvest or let it reseed for next year. Anyone have ideas for the best way to use it?
Bush peas will be our next big harvest—we have a profusion of pods.
I let Spud pull some carrots yesterday. The largest ones in the photo above are about 4 inches long. I told him the carrots wouldn’t be ready until they were up to his knees in an effort to keep him from picking them early. He has been most patient.
I knew most of them weren’t ready to pick, but when he pulled up the first 4-incher, the shriek of joy and amazement he let out made me weepy and thrilled me to the core. I will never forget it, and I hope that memory stays with him as well.
Later in the evening, after he had munched each carrot down to the nubs, with a grin, he presented me with a bouquet of “flowers”. Oh my. Even the peonies couldn’t beat that!
What’s happening around your farm or garden this week?