I am unapologetically declaring myself the 2012 Onion Queen of Westpoint, Indiana. My onions are big, beautiful, delicious, and plentiful. I have been harvesting over a month now and still have the majority to pull. I have potato onions, 4 kinds of storage onions, 3 kinds of bunching onions, 5 kinds of garlic, and Egyptian walking onions. Perhaps I got a bit carried away….Good thing I can send the surplus to the restaurant.
It was a wonderful Sunday on the farm. The weather was perfect. Paco and I got up early and focused on adding some functional scaffolding for the crops. We completed placing and securing our homemade welded wire tomato cages on all 29 tomatoes. We also used wooden trellises to create structures for the Zucchinno Rampicante. We have grown this behemoth for 5 years now and know it needs some serious support. We put in trellises for most of the cucumbers as well.
When I wasn’t helping the chef with architecture (yes that’s him in his Grinch pj’s), I was harvesting new purple potatoes, soft-neck garlic, and potato onions. I pulled all the pea plants in the main garden and the goats feasted on them happily. I also snapped pictures to give a visible update on the farm. Time flies in the garden and before we knew it it was 12:30.
I also dispatched about 60 lbs of strawberries this weekend. That’s a lot of strawberries. I will post separately about what happened to all of them, but there is a picture included here of a very happy girl enjoying some homemade strawberry lemonade.