In the Box Winter Week 3

Kicking it up a notch for the winter garden… The weather and the time of year are conspiring to give us some nice stuff out of the greenhouse, and even some out of the main garden this week. Lettuce is especially showing progress, getting some size to the Bibb and the Romaine style heads. And, for the first week, there will be a few radishes. The first radish out of the chute is a funny shaped long root called “Dragon.” It is new this year, it will be interesting to see how you all like it.

  • Greens: Winter Density, Adriana lettuce; Winter Bloomsdale Spinach; Red Kale, Curley Mustard, and possibly some small Cabbage. There were two tiny cabbage given out last week.
  • Root crops: Carrots, over-wintered Avalanche beets (greens are really good), Parsnip if you want, radishes
  • Herbs: Arugula, Green onions, Garlic

New beets and pac choi and turnips are still coming. There are only a small number of turnips because they haven’t been that popular. It would be best if you asked for them. New snap peas won’t be ready till green season thanks to the birds sneaking into the greenhouse and feasting.

As always, if you have any questions or preferences, reply to the email or speak your piece when you see your box…

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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