After the Rain
Earlier this week it was hard to believe that it was the second week in June since Sarah was still wearing her fur-lined arctic hat and full rain gear to stay warm.
We were eager for sun after several weeks of working in cold temps and continuous rain, so the past two sunny days have been glorious. It's been amazing to finally dry out and warm up, and the plants are enjoying it too! We immediately got to work cultivating and hoeing the garlic and brussels spouts.
We've been cutting our rye cover crop to mulch the pathways of long season crops like sweet potatoes, onions, and kale. This helps retain moisture, reduces weeding, and adds lots of good organic matter back to the soil.
Our early tomatoes are looking great! We've been keeping up with weekly pruning and trellising so far, and the plants really thrive with the attention. It's so nice to work on the tomatoes now that they're right at chin level.
We're on week four of CSA shares, and we're going strong despite the cold weather. We've had beautiful salad greens, lots of fresh herbs, and tasty asparagus every week. Have you tried making your own salad dressing yet? Here's a tasty salad dressing recipe to get you started.