Green In the Box week 7

Wow – green season is getting close to the end already. The days are just packed here; there are so many crops that need to be set out and started, beds that need to be finalized, and well, it just keeps us running.

The good news is that there are only two more beds to clean out; bad news is the Strawberry area is a real mess! It looks like it will need to be weeded while picking. If all goes as the weather guesser claims there may be strawberries for the last week of Green season. It was shock to find three or four baby Tomatoes today – tiny and green – but they are certainly tomatoes! So – that is good, bad and surprising news for today…

This week should clean out the cabbage from the greenhouse – the heads are small, and some might be loose, but the rumor is that they are sweet and good. Baby lettuces are growing up, but will still be pretty small this week. Chard is going well, and Spinach is in great shape – there is another whole tray of young spinach which will be set out as soon as possible. Asparagus is doing well; again, it is divided amongst the boxes.

In the garden picture above there is a large (40′ x 40′ tilled area in the upper right which will be filled in with winter squash. Summer squash and melons aren’t as territorially aggressive, and will be in normal rows. There are two full rows of potatoes, a full row of beets (well, that means three lines in an 80′ row), a full row of Carrots, two rows of lettuces, and a partial row of pac choi. More going in all the time…

So – here’s what’s in the box this week – note that this is lower volume than when there is large heads of lettuce…

Greens  Spinach, Cabbage (small heads), Cegolaine or Red Iceberg small head lettuce,  green Kale. Mustard is possible, to be determined as it is picked.
Crunchies Carrots (Mokum, Eskimo, Napoli) – Asparagus (is Asparagus a crunchie?) Snap peas (a few again this week)
Herbs Chives, Arugula, Parsley, Green Onions.
Option Swiss Chard or Pac Choi

On Deck:

  • New Pac Choi

In the hole:

  • Cilantro
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Fennel
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes!

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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