Winter Week 8 – that’s a wrap.

Oops – got distracted and missed the official “send this on Wednesday” deadline! Oh dear, Oh me! Sending out the monthly update seems to have been so satisfying that the “In the box” post was lost in the victory celebration!

Awesome Winter Veggies!

As it was last week, so shall it be this week.. except no Bok Choi. It has been a good Bok Choi season, enough so that more is started for middle of Green Season, which all of you have signed on for (thanks!).  The Red Iceberg – what a great lettuce it has been – a real pleasure to pick and provide. As with the Bok Choi, it draws to an end for this season. It will magically re-appear in Main season, if all goes according to plan.

Itty-bitty Teensy-Weensy main season babies!

Meanwhile, of course, there are all new plants merrily and blissfully unaware that they need to venture out into the harsh outdoor garden. These, of course, are also main season baby plants – they need the 9 weeks to grow up and get going. In fact, the next few weeks are intensely busy with seed starts, planting potatoes, doing bed management… all that hurry up so you can wait set of gardening tasks.

In the mean time, this week is a first for really nice Wasabi. You can have a couple of heads of lettuce, Wasabi, and the wrap up of the salad turnips. Those will also be coming back but this time they have to sprout in the great out doors.

By the way – there will be some really nice cabbage pretty soon in the green season…

Lettuce Red Iceberg wrapping up, Winter density for second option. The Cegolaine is also and option, a few of them are big enough.
Brassicas Be patient, more brassica is coming. Kale is unhappy with being outside still, maybe next week –  Cabbage is still working on it, maybe possibly some next week, or two, or three.
Roots  Salad (Japanese small white) Turnips, only two this week, last of the Radishes. That bed is for Tomatoes, next.
Greens A far amount of Arugula, Wasabi mustard is 8-12″ and goes great in a salad at this point. Spinach is looking close.
Herbs Chives are great; Celery leaves are small but available (ask, in case it gets forgotten). Cilantro is not sure it likes this outside stuff. Good news seems to be that the mole passed on to his higher reward. Died.
Misc  …TBD when it happens…

Beds are looking great, need to get planted and off we go!

This week’s FarmCraft (these are for sale, if you are interested):

neat cedar planters – $50…


Shilofarm CSA
3404 113th Ave SW
Olympia, WA. 98512

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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