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Archive for June, 2021

A great 2 weeks in the garden. Huge plantings of summer crops. All the potatoes went in the sweet potatoes too! We switched sweet potato growers this year due to some disappointments in the past and are we glad we did. HUGE! strong slips and 5 weeks earlier ship date than last year. We are thrilled. The leeks, the onions, the peppers, the tomatoes, the cucumbers, and the summer squash patch were all planted. More bush beans were seeded in and the edamame too. And then a chilly frost warning….So, we covered with miles of row cover and secured the cloth and everything is just fine. Phew! A few peppers were nipped and summer squash leaves but all survived and you can hardly see any effects of the big scare now at all.

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We have transitioned hoop 1 to a full lettuce/leafy green house and hoop 2 is all carrots and beets. Both are full with several rotations. Crops are loving this heat! The early bird broccoli sure was a surprise and the peas are 2 weeks ahead of last year.

SUMMER SHARE #1

FULL SHARE

SNACK PACK

SPINACH, HEAD LETTUCE, PEA SHOOTS, BROCCOLI, BUNCHING ONIONS, FENNEL, RADISHES, MINI KALE MIX (FULL ONLY), SUGAR SNAP PEAS (FULL ONLY).

Spinach-We have harvested the end of the spinach. Big thick leaves right before it got soooooooo hot. These are huge sweet leaves that are great slightly wilted with garlic, onions, and olive oil as a side or in sauces or fresh smoothies.

Last harvest of the spinach in hoop 2. We will replant late summer for Fall harvest and winter over crops.

Head Lettuce-Beautiful sweet butterhead. A delicious lettuce for fresh salads.

This week’s lettuce selection on the drying rack after a triple rinse.

Pea shoots-Keep container on the window sill. Snip shoots and add to fresh salads or garnish. Tastes just like peas. These are a 1 and done. Will not keep growing.

Broccoli-WOW! We had no idea that broccoli would be in our very 1st share of the season. It is perfect and sweet. A great harvest. Enjoy!

Hauling broccoli up to the washing station after a very early morning harvest.

Bunching Onions-These little onions are perfect in fresh salads or saute. “Robust” onion flavor.

Morning Onion Harvest in Hoop 2

After harvest we were able to sit in the cool garage and clean all these beauties.

Fennel-Shaved it is wonderful in fresh salads or slaw. Delicious grilled too.

Look off to the lower right….this weeks lettuce a few days out from harvest.

Fennel chilling in the dunk tank after harvest.

Radish Trio-Snappy beauties….I love taking pictures of radishes for some reason….always have.

Kale mix-(full only)-We love these leaves fresh in salads or light saute.

Early morning Kale with dewdrops

And Peas (full only)-HUGE! surprise…. Sweet and delicious. Snap end off and pull the thread-eat pod and all….

We were shocked these early birds were ready. We picked enough for full share this week. TONS! more to come.

BEST GUESS NEXT WEEK-SPINACH, LETTUCE, KOHLRABI, GARLIC SCAPES, PEAS, PAC CHOI, BASIL PLANT AND MORE…..

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