it’s a year of firsts, i should switch things up more often to make it more fun for myself. first time i’ve grown potatoes in any quantity, first bulbing onions, first leeks, much greater variety of greens.
we started pulling the onions this week – and i have to say they are real beauties about the size of a baseball, as bright white as a pearl – and about as luminous, with lovely greens. I kind of marveled at them – i knew they were nice, but it’s hard to tell until you dig them and clean them up. The delicata shrieked uncontrollably in delight, while not the hardest thing to elicit, it’s still a great reaction. after so many seasons of growing it’s still pretty exciting to grow something that is as nice or nicer than you find in the store. the leeks look pretty good too, though they kind of lack some of the aesthetics of the onions, that and the could use to have longer white stalks. the second planting of leeks we planted deeper, and hopefully will be better blanched.
on top of harvesting the first of the onions and leeks, we also plucked enough cherry tomatoes to fill one pint.
don’t they look especially good with my planner as a backdrop? it’s not so filled up this time of year – as i don’t really schedule anything until after 3pm. so it’s just one pint – but it’s such a lovely pint. i told folks that i was gonna try to sell it for 5 bucks and i had two folks tell me they would pay that much right then. we shale see at market. i would certainly be surprised if i am able to buy them at the end.