Tuesday, August 6, 2013

What to Do With Your Share---Week 12

Lots of fruits and roots right now. The plants are beginning to show their appreciation for the 3+ inches of rain that we got recently. New green growth is the name of the game right now. That includes some recently seeded cover crops.

Sudan grass, buckwheat and remnants of cover crops and insects past
We are feeding several beds a combination of buckwheat and sorghum sudan grass. In tandom they add organic matter, bring phosphorous up from deep in the ground, retain soil nitrogen and improve the texture of the soil. It is nice to see a good stand of seedlings in the beds, as some earlier seedings never took root because of the dry early summer.

Peppers and onions are one of my favorite combinations. Back in '05 we served up a recommendation for 4 different dishes with these two treats---fajitas, pasta sauce, Asian stir fry and breakfast. A very versatile combo indeed.

At our latest core group meeting our host, Melinda Dillon offered up some delicious eggplant parmesan appetizers. They were mini versions of what is in the recipe and she used cherry tomatoes.

Rocky at work

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