This week we started working on lowering the cherry tomato vines that have grown to the top of the greenhouses. All the bottom branches that are done producing must be trimmed so the vines can be lowered and rewrapped around the string at the top providing more growing space. This task will take days to complete as we can only work at it when it is not too hot and sunny or when it is raining outside.
With field tomatoes ripening I've begun canning. Just a small batch to get back into it.
Our crazy carrots will be coming your way again. Katchkie Farm has very rocky soil. You may see the result of this in your carrots. Some grow into strange alien or octopus like shapes sprouting multiple arms or legs while others curl and wrap around one another in beautiful embraces that refuse to come apart or maybe we simply refuse to untangle them, choosing to keep our little carrot communities together. I’ve begun juicing, throwing the whole bunch, leaves and all right into the juicer with parsley, cucumbers, celery and an apple or two. So very refreshing and rejuvenating. Dare I say better than coffee.
We harvested peppers today, they look great. Can't wait to slice up a batch.