Rain. That seems to be the theme around here the last few weeks. It is wet but all is well. We are still behind on our clean up duties and we could use some bright, warm sunshine for the final crops in the garden as they seem to be hanging out in this wet cloudy weather. But overall we’re not complaining…. it has been a wonderful gardening season. Fall crops are a favorite and the return of the cool loving leafy greens from the hoophouse are always a treat. There is much to look forward to with Fall gardening.
SUMMER SHARE #17
Hard to believe 3 shares to go for the Summer Season…October 6th is the last pick up.
306 pounds from the garden this week. Enjoy!
Head Lettuce-A crisp, sweet flavorful head of Tropicana from the hoop house.
Asian Greens Blend-A neat mix of kales, pac choi and mildly spicy mustards cut small. Add to fresh salads, or saute lightly in olive oil with garlic and onion. A perfect side for any meal.
Garlic-A great garlic year for us. 2 hard neck heads in snack pack share. Music and German Red are the varieties we grow.
Sweet Peppers-The pepper season is winding down. We picked an assortment and a few beauty are in each share.
Beans-The last of the beans for the season….enjoy. A great final harvest from the tri-colored blend.
Sweet Potatoes!-They are here and they are amazing. Our best sweet potato harvest ever we think. We are very excited. Let the sweet potato bonanza begin! High yield, perfect size and a few JUMBO oddballs too. This variety is Beauregard. Great baked, added to stir fry or I love it in a hash combined with other potatoes and veggies.
Head Lettuce-The last of the summer lettuces. Leaf lettuces and Fall transitional lettuces will finish out the season. The variety is Tropicana and it is delicious.
Asian Greens Blend-Baby Asian Greens cut small. A combination of mini kales, pac choi and mild mustards. A fun mix that can be enjoyed raw or sauteed.
Arugula-Another great cutting from this crop. Big bags to eat fresh, saute, make a pesto or added to pizza. I toss a huge pile on my eggs and it is great.
Garlic-4 heads in full shares this week. We had a great harvest this year. We grow 2 varieties. Music and German Red.
Sweet Peppers-We are nearing the end of the pepper season. A few of end of season beauties are in each share.
Sweet Potatoes-A wonderful harvest. We planted 3 varieties and are starting with the orange flesh orange skinned variety called Beauregard.
Zucchini-The final planting is slowly producing in this gloomy weather. A few in each Full Share this week.
Kohlrabi-A jumbo German variety. HUGE! and not woody at all. Good storage life too in the refrigerator.
Radishes-Fall radishes are just starting. We picked a few in the rain and they are sweet and snappy.
BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-SWEET POTATOES, LETTUCE, SWISS CHARD, RADISHES, GINGER (YES! GINGER), BRUSSELS SPROUTS, AND MORE…..