In the Box Winter week 2

The really great news is the week of winter is done, and we can resume 5 months of cool Spring weather. The (outside the greenhouse) Kale and Mustard and carrots and onions are all both accessible and ready to head out. 

The inside the greenhouse produce is much like last week. The snow didn’t hurt things, but it did slow down growth. Lettuce is still small; there should be two small heads for each of you. Spinach is great, so is the Arugula. 

There was a small turnip green in the pick last week – probably not this week. New beets, radishes and carrots are still growing. The radishes are closest to ready, of course. Outside carrots will be the story for the rest of winter season. 

In the next few weeks:

  • outside beets – the Avalanche beet greens are really thick and sweet; it will take them a couple of weeks to be of any size.
  • Pac Choi: The Joy Choi is getting good size; but it also is a couple of weeks out.
  • Cabbage: There are a few over-wintered cabbage heads coming on – the heads are still very loose. 

The two delivery folk need to chime in if they have preferences – especially beet greens or turnip greens.

Winter is such a wild ride – very hard to predict how things will go! 

By Doug

--- 'farmer doug' is the planner and heavy lifter for the CSA and the LLC. Loves to teach; "ask him the time, he'll tell you how to make a clock." Always has a new idea to try, some of which work. BTW - if you try and phone call, and you are NOT in his caller ID you will not be answered - just leave a message and you will be called right back.

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