SUGARSNAP PEAS F/P It is hard to judge how many will be ripe when we pick them with the CSA tomorrow, but the plants are loaded with fruit. We will try to get some to everyone on Weds. By Saturday and next week we should have lots more.
SPECKLED ROMAINE LETTUCE F/P A lovely tender romaine heirloom that has a tendency to burn out in the heat. Lucky for us it has headed up nicely for this week's shares only.
BUTTERHEAD LETTUCE F Smaller heads this week, the butterhead season is about done. We have more red leaf lettuce and green romaines that will hopefully keep us in salads through June.
BROCCOLI F/P Bunches include standard broccoli and it's cousin, gai lan. I hear broccoli leaves are the new kale.
SWISS CHARD F
TATSOI OR KALE P
TURNIPS AND RADISHES F/P The first of the spring roots have taken their time, but they have turned out to be a nice intro to the root harvest.
GREEN ONIONS OR GREEN GARLIC OR GARLIC SCAPES F
HERB MIX F/P Dill, herb fennel, parsley and cutting celery. See Tom's post on herb identification.
BOK CHOY F Our white-stemmed varieties are growing handsomely. If you haven't yet stir-fried, I recommend the finished product. Tom's making one with tatsoi and green onions right now.
NEXT WEEK: Lettuce, peas, turnips, greens, kohlrabi, beets and herbs.
May is a make-or-break month. If you get the plants in and the weather holds, it sets you up for a good summer. If it storms and rains and stymies your planting schedule, you are in for a rough ride. Last year's 30+ inches of rain in the months of May and June gave us fits.
happy potato plants
This May was actually really great. We received a nice amount of rain, but not too much.
The CSA crew on Saturday helped us with mulching our other big block of tomatoes and peppers. It is a messy job, but it pays off in cherry tomatoes so totally worth it.