The First Harvest
June Garden Report:
In the beginning of the month sunrise is at 5.15 am and sundown at 20.46 pm. At the end of the month a day is 15.43 hours long. At the beginning it was too dry for this month. Temperatures were from 13C in the morning to 33C in the afternoon. But last three weeks are colder (from 10C to about 20C or more) with enough rain.
Now I use new method: I pulled out the weeds and leave it on the beds as mulch, less work with double effect.
New plants in my garden: Brussels sprouts, curly kale (Brassica oleracea var. acephala), cabbage lettuce (enough also for friends).
To get new plants I have sown Castelfranco radicchio, endive and Florence fennel (finocchio – Foeniculum vulgare).
For eating I still have spring lettuce, radish, turnip-cabbage, leek, cress, chervil, parsley and strawberries. Season harvest are peas, broccoli and winter garlic. This month I can eat the first potato, broad bean, Catalonian radicchio and carrot.
Turnip-cabbage, broccoli and peas I freeze for later use. I braid winter garlic and hang it on dry air for later use.
Simple and healthy recipe: Millet porridge with peas: 400g proso millet porridge, 200g peas, 6 dl vegetable soup (or water), 2 spoons olive oil, garlic and salt. We roast peas on olive oil. Then we add garlic, millet porridge and soup. We cook all together. At the end we add salt.