the 4 season crop

19 Jun

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We just completed planting the field and now we shift gears. This season, as mentioned has been unusual in that everything is growing faster and ripening sooner. Another case in point, the garlic. It was planted right on schedule in October, we had a mild dry winter and summertime in March. The garlic grew and grew and now just a few days before the summer solstice the first few dozen were ready to come out of the ground. The plants that were ready probably received a bit less water than the rest of the garlic plot, but still are about 1 month ahead of schedule. Over the next 2 weeks, which will officially be summer, the remaining garlic foliage will die back and the plants will be removed from the soil. Based on yesterday’s early harvest the crop should be very nice. The four season crop, allium sativum, known to us as garlic, one of natures many medicines.

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