2021 CSA Week #6

By Lindsay Browning | July 20, 2021

Massaro Community Farm Your local certified organic vegetable farm July 19, 2021 Notes From the Farm Last week we harvested our garlic, and it is now curing in our greenhouse. The greenhouse is a great space to cure the garlic, as it is dry, with excellent ventilation and the shade cloth covering keeps the bulbs from scalding. Garlic harvest typically happens in early to mid July for us, and the exact timing depends on a few factors. First we make sure we have cleared the space in the greenhouse for curing (our greenhouse sowing plan is set to accommodate that space needed), then we navigate the combination of heat and soil moisture along with the other necessary farm tasks to pick the right moment. We look for mild temperatures (below 90) and low moisture (no recent heavy rain). High temperatures at harvest time can cause some cloves to “melt”, which will impact storage life and planting stock quality. High moisture at harvest time will lead to a longer curing time, increasing the risk for mold and disease, which can also impact clove quality and storage. The first couple weeks of July have offered us a continual mix of high heat…

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