Saturday, October 8, 2016

The beat goes on

 

Where the garlic will go

For 2017, we will have six garlic varieties: Music, Spanish Rojo, Rose du Lautrec, Blossom, Metechi and German Red. These are all hard-necked varieties of one or the other persuasion (Rocambole, Purple-Striped, Creole). We had three sources of seed garlic: Harmony Farm Supply in Sebastapol, Fillaree Garlic Farm in Oregon and the rest from Peaceful Valley farm supply in Grass Valley.  Now getting all those cloves in the ground is a top priority.  Also on tap this fall is an expansion of the green house and upgrades for the shade house as well as the addition of 8 or 10 more solar panels onto the barn roof. I'd also like to better insulate the cool room and freezer room. Hmmm .... guess I better get busy! Next season will be here in the blink of an eye!