Tuesday, September 24, 2013
In the Share - Week 19
CAULIFLOWER OR BROCCOLI (F/P) These plants withstood a lot of heat late into their maturing season, but some are bulking up fairly well. A hearty thank you to the CSA members who got the weeds in check last week! We hope to have both for several more weeks.
TOMATOES (F/P) Today was the last big picking of tomatoes with most of the hybrid reds ripe and the heirlooms dwindling. The paste or Roma tomatoes will keep coming for a while.
LETTUCE (F/P) Mostly green crispheads that can take some summer heat.
KOHLRABI (F/P) We tasted one today and we were happy we did - very tender and juicy was the result.
BEETS (F/P) The beets are going bonkers out there - they grew to a large size while we were occupied on other things. Don't worry, they are still sweet and tender.
SWEET PEPPERS (F/P) Loads more of these big beauties this week.
GREENS CHOICE (F) Several of our fall greens are sizing up. You'll have a choice of kale, rapini or broccoli raab, or Swiss Chard.
HERB CHOICE (F/P) Basil, marjoram and thai basil.
ROMA TOMATOES (F)
CHERRY TOMATOES (P)
NEXT WEEK: More tomatoes, peppers, broccoli and cauliflower. Sweet potatoes, cabbage and garlic.
Two and a half inches of rain soaked in well. The soil is loose, full of worms and a pleasure to dig into. A sure sign of fall, we dug the first sweet potatoes on Saturday. They are curing in the greenhouse and should be in the shares next week. Tom has flail-mowed the sorghum sudan cover crop that many of you saw at the farm in the past few weeks. That's next year's fertility which will be turned into the soil later this week.