We are so close but yet so far to having tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and tomatillos. And the dang deer keep getting in and taking bites off of the beans, chard, squash, and decimating the sweet potato leaves -- setting those plants back. Time to step up the fencing game. Electric fencing is next on the agenda.
On the upside, the cucumbers are doing great compared to last year! I am growing them in a screened hoophouse to protect them from the cucumber beetles that decimated them last year. I am growing two varieties, one of which is growing very long and skinny on the vertical trellis, looking more like an overgrown zucchini than a cucumber.
In this weeks share: basil, beans, beets, broccoli/cauliflower, carrots, cucumber, lettuce mix, onions, summer squash (for some), and kale/chard for the greens folks.
Happy Monday! I am so grateful for the break in the heat. It's the perfect day to be outside working - overcast and less than 80!
In this week's share: beans or peas, beets, broccoli or cauliflower, carrots, cucumber, garlic, lettuce mix, and swiss chard/kale for the greens folks.
The garlic is fresh picked and needs to be dried still - so leave it in a cool, dry place (or just use it quickly).
In this weeks share: broccoli/cauliflower or peas, carrots, cucumber, lettuce mix, onion, parsley, potatoes, zucchini/summer squash, and kale for the greens folks.
It is especially important to pat your greens dry today, as harvesting was a pretty soggy process this morning.
We are in a bit of transition period now with the veggies. Sugar snap peas are slowing down, and there are many veggies that are *so close* to being ready (broccoli, snap beans, cucumbers) but are not quite ready for prime time. Therefore, you are either getting sugar snap peas or cucumbers this week, as there were not enough of each for everyone. There will be a bit of that going on for the next few weeks. I do track who gets what each week, so you can be sure you will get everything eventually. I promise this will be the last week for turnips for a while!
In the share this week: beets, carrots, lettuce mix, sugar snap peas or cucumbers, baby onions, oregano, turnips, and chard for the greens folks.
Just a reminder that all the herbs can be dried and used later on (just like the herbs you have in your spice cabinet). You can find herb drying instructions here.