Temperatures dropped earlier last week, so we covered the garlic – just to be safe. It’s not Egyptian cotton, and I don’t recall the thread count per say, but those lil’ garlic sprouts sure looked pretty cozy after Jeremy tucked them in for the night. There are two varieties of hard neck garlic, from Prairie Coteau Farm in Astoria, SD. Music and Persian Star. And a third variety, Japanese Purple, from a local garlic grower. The garlic shouldn’t be too much of a temptation for nibbling vermin; they are fenced in just enough to keep the deer from trampling all over and bedding down in them.
The sun room-turned makeshift greenhouse is filling up: tarragon, parsley, cilantro, mixed lettuce greens, more bunching onions, and three different variety of eggplant. Chard and dinosaur kale are planted, not yet sprouted. Lemon sorrel and dill. Johnny jump-ups and marigolds.
Things are getting their green on outside too. It may be time to get the bicycle mower tuned up. That is, until we get some cover crops happening.
And finally, a most recent lesson learned: when doing laundry in the wind, one should put a brick in the basket, so when you hang up the last of the wet pants, the basket doesn’t blow off into the grapevines.