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)|
- 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:
- Oregano in a small pot for your shelf
- New Pac Choi
Green Season – Something for every Salad lover…