Tuesday, July 26, 2016

What to Do With Your Share---Week 12

It's been a real roller coaster this year. A couple weeks of rain followed by a dose of humid blast furnace can knock one for a loop. It is always interesting to see what plants  do the best in such conditions.

For plants like tomatoes the spread of disease increases the longer the leaves are wet. Other plantings, like our summer cover crop of cow peas and sorgum sudan grass has thrived in areas that didn't get too wet. We enjoy seeing the soil being given a good meal as much as we enjoy sending out a good share.

tomatoes and tomatillos
Some weeks it's tough to get the blog written as the day's energy wanes. So at such times I appreciate the recipe suggestions that get posted on the CSA Facebook page. This week there is a flush of eggplant in the shares and recent recipe suggestions like Eggplant Cheesecake and Eggplant Involtini, deserve attention.

And then there's a #lunchatyourdesk dish that puts many of your share items to good use. And a good use of any cutting celery you have from a share, Celery an Parmesan Salad.

garlic curing in the barn

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