Soon it may be time to post the "Fresh Vegetables" sign on Elk Cliff Farm.
"Save money on paint," says Virginia, "'Vegetables' will do the trick. Of course they're fresh."
- Some tomatoes have turned red.
- I always miss a few cucumbers when I look for "future pickles of America."
- The garlic is about ready to be pulled out, dried and braided.
- We should eat potatoes every day so they don't sprout in the basement this Fall.
- It's about time to surrender beets to winemaking.
- The next planting of green beans is blossoming, so maybe two will overlap and swamp us.
- Twelve varieties of lettuce are bitter and bolting, save one and the summer crop that's growing under an ash tree.
- We need to get more olive oil to make pesto from parsley, basil, oregano, garlic and home-made cheese.
- The broccolis are forming little heads again, while the cabbages have become downright arrogant (big-headed).
- The straw of winter wheat waits to be pulled and replaced with corn, beans and other things.
- We might have enough carrots for wine.
- It may be time to dig a root cellar for onions and others.
I covered everything from "a" to -- oh, zucchini, in a few days we'll have some. I noticed two dark blackberries today, grapes getting fat, and tasty nasturtiums shriveling.
Gotta keep planting the grocery store.