May morning photo journal

I arrived early today to finish revamping a little herb and flower garden near the farm stand, and to document all the beautiful crops approaching harvest.  I've been struck dumb a lot in the past couple weeks, walking through a field, looking down to notice how fresh and thriving the [insert broccoli, green onions, carrots, peas, etc etc] are looking.  It warrants another photo journal, since the brief evening one I did about a month ago caught nothing of this sort.  It's really time.  We're on the verge of harvest season.

 Medicinal herbs potted up for interns and volunteers to take home: (from bottom) Blue Vervain, Ashwaganda, German Chamomile, Hyssop, Valerian, Elecampane, Yarrow, Echinacea, Skullcap

Medicinal herbs potted up for interns and volunteers to take home: (from bottom) Blue Vervain, Ashwaganda, German Chamomile, Hyssop, Valerian, Elecampane, Yarrow, Echinacea, Skullcap

 Red beets, transplanted in pairs, sizing up together

Red beets, transplanted in pairs, sizing up together

 A cavalcade of red flags to mark the potato field, planted on Saturday by the new youth farmers

A cavalcade of red flags to mark the potato field, planted on Saturday by the new youth farmers

 Apples ready for thinning

Apples ready for thinning

 Yellow zucchini already falling over itself in overabundance in the greenhouse

Yellow zucchini already falling over itself in overabundance in the greenhouse

 The onion patch, completed Saturday with a couple shallot beds

The onion patch, completed Saturday with a couple shallot beds

 Red Bull onion outta line

Red Bull onion outta line

 Transluscent fennel

Transluscent fennel

 Luscious spinach: this is already our third mature planting this spring.  "Best spinach ever!" -everyone

Luscious spinach: this is already our third mature planting this spring.  "Best spinach ever!" -everyone

 Bolted baby broccoli amongst beautiful giants

Bolted baby broccoli amongst beautiful giants

 Cherry tomatoes are gettin' there... We re-pruned them all today

Cherry tomatoes are gettin' there... We re-pruned them all today

 Phil and Kiya trellising up the last bed of grafted tomatoes

Phil and Kiya trellising up the last bed of grafted tomatoes