This month we finally planted our tomatoes (everyone’s favorite!). In one bed we put in Cherry Chadwicks to save for seed to sell as a fund raiser. In the other bed we put in rich tasting full size Brandywines and Cherokee Purples. We will check to see if the pollen of the flowers of these are enclosed like the chadwicks so that cross-pollination will not be an issue. More lettuce, beets, potatoes, and beans were also transplanted. Soon we’ll be planting cantaloupe-type melons and lemon cucumbers.
We enjoyed harvesting the rest of our onions and leeks. 6th grade school groups loved cutting down the dried wheat and barley. Still to harvest of the winter crops are: garlic, rutabagas, and rye. Right now we are planting ‘full speed ahead’ as the summer heat rears its intense head and we prepare for the Edible Garden Tour July 8.
Check out the crop calendar above for a full list of plantings that will do well in our area this month.