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SPRING SHARE #2

A HAPPY!!! hello from the other side. All is well and we had a productive time in the gardens. All the cabbages, broccoli, and brussels sprouts went in….we planted long rows of carrots in the hoop houses. Seeded in bean seeds and lots of leafy greens direct seeded into hoop 1. Over 7000 onions were planted in two days and happy that job is behind us. Scott got all the irrigation set and the trellises are going up for the peas, and cucumbers and tomatoes. That heat was sure a surprise but the tomato and pepper plants sure loved it after the cold dark Spring. Life is good and we are rolling along.

SPRING SHARE #2

head lettuce-2, pac choi, baby kale mix, turnips, radish medley, spinach, pink spinach, pea shoots

Head lettuces-2 varieties this week. Butter heads that are just delicious and a treat as they only grow well in the cool temperatures of Spring and a crunchy summer crisp called Tropicana.

Beautiful Butter Head Lettuce
Tropicana Lettuce ready to harvest.

Pac choi-A great harvest from hoop 2. We love it raw in salads-delicious with oranges too. Surprisingly grilled is amazing…. Slightly wilted and charred with a drizzle of soy sauce.

Pac choi ready to harvest.
Cut in the morning sun.

Baby Kale Mix-This is the second cutting off the patch. We pull and then reseed. Love it sauted as a warm side and also added to fresh salads.

Baby Kale Mix at Harvest.

Turnips!-The Spring Time Treat. LOVE!!!! Only grows well in cool temps. The texture and flavor amazing. Enjoy raw or light stir fry.

YUM!

Turnip washing.

Radishes-A mix again this week from our early planting.

Garden Gum balls in the morning sun.

Spinach-A great harvest again of this amazing crop. Early morning harvesting at 1st light to beat that heat.

Spinach!

Pink Spinach-So beautiful in salads and great with a quick saute.

Pea Shoots-Delicious pea flavor. Snip the stems and add to salads. Garnish, or wonderful slightly wilted in broth. Keep on a bright windowsill and water as needed. Compost after all the “snips” are gone.

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-HEAD LETTUCE, TURNIPS, KOHLRABI, SPINACH AND MORE…..

AND TOMATO AND GARDEN PLANT SALE IN THE DRIVEWAY THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY…STARTING AT 9

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And here we go! We are so excited for this season to begin. A long, dark, cold Spring has held on here delaying outside planting but we kept busy in the hoop houses. Scott added another emergency extension to our heated greenhouse to protect all the little seedling that usually are out in the garden by now. Hoop houses look fantastic and the crops strong. We covered every night during the chill to ensure a blanket of warmth and then uncovered every morning. Hopefully, this duty is behind us until Fall.

We hope to get in the outside gardens next week for a transplanting marathon and look forward to the 1st turnip harvest of the season.

Nothing tastes better to us then the 1st fresh greens of Spring…..we filled your totes with delicious treats!

SPRING SHARE #1

Spinach, pink spinach, baby kale mix, mini pac choi, tokyo bekana, mini head lettuce, and radish medly

Spinach-Sweet juicy thick leaves are always a treat with Spinach grown in the cold. The flavor is amazing. Best salads ever and we love it steamed or creamed.

All spinach is picked by hand 1 leaf at a time… triple rinsed and spun dry.

Pink Spinach-A beauty and only lets us pick a short time before it decides to bolt. The flavor and color both amazing. So pretty in a fresh salad.

Baby Kale Mix-Enjoy raw in a fresh salad, rub with a bit of olive oil and add to a grain or rice cold side salad or try it in a quick saute with olive oil and garlic-a wonderful warm side dish.

mini green pac choi-Raw and fresh adds a nice crunch to a green salad and we love to char them on the grill.

Newham mini head lettuce-A head lettuce variety that only grows well in cooler temperatures.

Tokyo Bekana-A fluffy Chinese cabbage. Love the lime color and adds loft to fresh salads. Can also be sauted.

Radish Medley-3 varieties planted in March. Garden gumdrops.

BEST GUESS FOR NEXT WEEK-HEAD LETTUCES, PAC CHOI, RADISHES, TURNIPS, MICRO GREENS AND MORE…..

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