Week 7 (already!)

This week, next week, and on into Green Season. Lots of planting and bed preparation underway for the main season – it makes sense, but it feels funny, or odd – that planting needs to be done now for the first part of the main season. Lots of potatoes in the ground this week, for example. Farming interfered a bit this week, the oldest cow had to be put down which is always both sad and a couple days lost. So – starting and ending both happening.

The good news here is that there need to be some choices because the personal share boxes are getting full before everything is harvested. Farm call makes that nice – “do you want two small red cabbage or a nice Bok Choi?” There are more than two types of lettuce now as well – all very pretty.

Very full boxes… Want Mustard with that?

It is getting to the point where some of the Southern Giant Mustard will need to be logged off – it was intentionally over-planted to have enough at the start – it is so large as of now that boxes could be filled with just Mustard. The Turnips also are done for now – the next crop will be from the outside garden, and will be 8-10 weeks from now. Beets are looking very good, and the Arugula is taking off. Arugula has graduated from a “crop” to a “weed.” It is found well outside of the proscribed area. Thus far the wandering ones have been pulled up root and all; in practice they should just be clipped.

All that to say – here is the list for this week:

Lettuce  one of four – your choice and all good.
Brassicas More small red cabbage or Bok Choi
Roots Radishes (longer roots), Beets with small bulbs.
Greens Mustard … Lots and lots and lots…
Beets greens, Carrots greens
Baby Chard is available.
Herbs New this week – young mint. Chives, Arugula, Onion Greens (are Onions a herb?)

Coming soon… Early baby carrots. Depends on weather.

One more week after this…

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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