We help with a large garden on friends' property. The farm belongs to Beth & Kerry Olson, who sell pastured poultry and eggs in Sutherlin, Oregon. Three polytunnels sit on what used to be pasture. This allows us to grow earlier and later than usual. But the weeding is a big job because of all the pasture plants that want to come up!
As you'll see in this week's free video, we harvested beets, spinach, lettuce, radishes and artichokes in June. A great month! And a month which provided teasers of the bounty to come.
Much of what we harvest this year I'll be turning into pickles, relishes, krauts, chutneys, condiments, beverages and more for the brand-new Lacto-Fermentation eCourse. I'll be working with the seasons to give you ideas and formulas so you can create beautiful, healthful fermented foods in your own kitchen. Please consider joining me! The cost is as little as $13/month and gives you access to the other classes, too (fundamentals, sourdough and cultured dairy/cheese).
Back to the video. I grabbed a few screenshots if you're on dial-up or not inclined to watch a video. 🙂
Lots of weeding…
Harvesting half a crop of beets for roasting and pickling…
Picking just a few artichokes from the Olsons' established artichoke bed…
…and revealing our first cucumbers!
But there's more, too! You've got to watch the video to see C.'s lettuce rosette, B. sharing how to distinguish Queen Anne's lace from carrots, beans climbing, a decent-sized carrot, lots of tomato blossoms, and more besides. 🙂
How's your June garden growing? Please share!
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