Even with a dedicated young crew, the weeds were getting the best of us in July. We were blessed with a very wet growing season, contributing to our bounty of veggies…..AND weeds. Harlow Farm came to our rescue, selling us 20 bales of hay. They went a long way to keeping the weeds down. Last year we mulched a bit later in the summer.
Our garlic was ready to harvest at about the same time. Bulbs weren’t as large this year as last year. I was told by Putney farmer, Marissa Miller at Lost barn farm, that there are many varieties of garlic to choose from. Next fall we’re planting some of Marissa’s giant garlic! We washed and attempted to braid the garlic, but we would have been better off rubber banding the tough stems together. The garlic was taken to Betsy MacIsaac’s Crooked Fence Farm where it was set up to dry by my grand daughter, Imogen.