Tuesday, June 13, 2017
In the Share: Week 5
SWISS CHARD This blow dryer weather is no friend to leafy greens, so we are picking them down while they are still lush and beautiful.
RED LEAF LETTUCE Big red ruffly ones!
ROMAINE LETTUCE Big green juicy ones!
BASIL Welcome summer with a batch of pesto.
WALLA WALLA ONIONS Sweet bulbs with green tops.
SPROUTING BROCCOLI sweet and tender
SALAD TURNIPS The last of the bumper crop.
IN TWO WEEKS: Carrots, last of the lettuce (fingers crossed!), beets, fresh garlic.
This Spring was beautiful. The right amount of rain, sunlight and soil kept the plants and animals on the farm happy. The soil was soft, the air was damp and the birds sang in the trees. All that is over now that we are in full-on summer heat wave. On the plus side, dry conditions make for great hoeing and weed-pulling. Onions are notorious for weeds, but thanks to the dry weather we have had time to keep them tidy.
Saturday mornings are spent with the membership. Finally after 3 out of 4 of our first CSA mornings in the rain, we got a dry one. Kale picking is so much more fun in the sunshine!