14 May 2021 Fern-Leaf Peony (Paeonia tenuifolia)

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A perennial. Lasts a week or so and has the most beautiful red color.

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14 May 2021 Potatoes. Yukon Gold and Superior.

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Fifteen Yukon Gold and fifteen Superior potatoes were planted. The seed potato was marked with a fiber glass rod to facilitate watering and digging for location at harvest. I expect 3 to 5plus pounds from each plant depending on growing conditions. The potatoes at harvest are stored in open baskets in a small cold room in the basement.

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13 May 2021 Asparagus 5th Cutting

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13 May 2021 Asparagus 5th Cutting 216 grams

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10 May 2021 Asparagus 4th picking (290 Grams)

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10 May 2021 Asparagus 4th picking
Fourth Picking 290 Grams

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7 May 2021 Asparagus 3rd Cutting. 216 grams

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7 May 2021 Asparagus 3rd Cutting. 216 grams
Third cutting of Asparagus. 2021 216 grams.

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5 May 2021 Asparagus (second cutting)

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This is second cutting of the asparagus patch. 240 grams. Weather is dull and a bit cold.

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3 May 2021 Asparagus

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First asparagus of 2021 Season, 288 grams. From the small bed there will be about 15 pounds cut over about 30 days.

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27 April 2021 Tomato Support

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Tomato support built from 8 foot rebar and tied with plastic ties. Each upright supports one plant total of 21. The holes for the 8 foot rebar is dug with an half inch chuck about 2 feet deep. The structure is the uprights about four feet apart and a cross piece . Th plants are supported by string overhead ties to the rebar. I only remove suckers that are crowding, so basically the plants are free growing Typical year I get 250 to 500 pounds, which I make into pressure canned juice plus table slicing during the summer.

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25 April 2021 Garlic Showing growth

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The garlic is growing, row on the left is bulbils which are very small. The next row is rounds, the next is 2 year old rounds which will produce bulbs with usually four cloves which will be the seed crop in 2022. The two rows on the right are normal cloves. There will be about a 100 bulbs for use.

The scapes are not used, but left to produces a seed pod. The hard neck garlic bulbs are bigger come harvest and they keep as well as bulbs conventionally harvesting earlier.

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4 April 2021 Garlic Processing

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Ten bulbs about 25 servings were processed and frozen. These bulbs were harvested in October 2020 in October nd stored in the cold room in the basement, almost aged for six months. I was using ice cube for the serving but they were too difficult to remove, so I am using a plastic container and hope they will be easier to remove. I use one square each morning and melt it in my tea cup. I use my small press to remove the skins. It is quick and efficient.

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