Green Season Week 4 in-the-box



This is the boundary-week of the two four week sessions of the Green Season – Main season starts May 26th, or so the schedule says. Boundary weeks are always interesting because the ‘same old stuff’ that has been going out is drawing to a close, and the cool new stuff is just getting ready. The ‘drawing to a close’ would be Pac Choi; in fact that ran out last week. Now, if you are a Pac Choi fan the next planting is set out in the main garden and doing that ‘growing’ thing.

The fun news is that the Asparagus really took off with the last week of good warm weather. The basic rule is that half is picked on Wednesday,  and half on Friday. The number of boxes get their portion from what is ripe. Except. “I really don’t want any Asparagus” might be in your head. If you are a Wednesday member, you have about 12 hours to say that to keep from getting some truly delicious Asparagus – fresh or cooked. You consolation prize is that there is one still-sorta-loose Cabbage out there. The Asparagus is great though.

Just as a side note, there were six rows of sixty feet or so of Lettuce set out this week – next week is ‘baby lettuce week’ most likely, depending on what is left of the greenhouse lettuce after this week’s pick.

in the box week 4

Greens  Spinach, WInter Density Lettuce, Winterbor Kale, Curly Mustard, Green Kale
Crunchies Carrots (Mokum, Eskimo, Napoli)  Small Avalanche Beets or Subeto red beet – here are very small heads of Broccoli for salad.
Herbs Chives, Arugula, Parsley, Green Onions.
Option Asparagus or Parsnips or Cabbage or Golden Ball Turnip (if you don’t ask, you get Asparagus this week)

On Deck:

  • Lots more cabbage coming fast
  • Sugar Snap peas have blossoms
  • New planting of Radishes almost ready
  • Swiss Chard – Red is about 5″ tall; White is a little smaller.
  • Small Red Iceberg Lettuce

In the hole:

  • Cilantro
  • Oregano in a small pot for your shelf
  • New Pac Choi

Green Season – Something for every Salad lover…

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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