In other garden news the forcing of the Treviso (did this last year) and the Puntarella variety chicory (new this year) has begun. I am so excited to see if the Puntarella form the "pods". I really hope so. My mom has told me all about them and I know it will be so yummy! I did cook and freeze a bunch of the greens when I thinned them a while back so we have that! Here are the results after about a week of forcing. Both types have already begun their second growth and the centers look tender. Happy Harvest Monday! I've got to get out in the garden and pick more jalapeños!
|Puntarella Type Variety before taking off some of the outer leaves|
|After taking off the outer leaves that had started to die off|
|Here you can see the root that sits in the cold water|
|New and improved hoop house!|