In your share this week:
- Salad Mix
- Romain Lettuce Heads
- Boc Choi - last of the season
- Japanese Turnips
- Garlic Scapes
Please remember that NEXT WEEK, your shares will be available for pick up on TUESDAY, JULY 2nd, same times and places, just one day earlier so we can spend time with family for the holiday. We'll go back to regular Wednesday deliveries the following week. Thank you!
Looks like we made it through another stretch of low night time temperatures and everything looks good. We were confident the greenhouse crops would be fine because we've been covering them faithfully. Shain was a little worried about the young potato plants that had just popped above ground, but they look okay too. Here's to hoping we are out of this cold spring and into a warm and wonderful summer.
This is the last of the boc choi. As I mentioned last week, we are opting to harvest them small instead of chancing if they'll grow any larger before going to seed. (The Chinese cabbage suffered this fate last week). Did you know boc choi is one of the healthier greens to eat? It is. Right up there behind kale and collard greens. (Quick link to a list of Nurtrient Density Scores.) It's become one our favorites, so you know we'll keep growing it every year. Too bad it does best as a "cool weather" crop here on our farm.
One of my jobs lately has been pulling row covers over the zucchini and squash plants whenever the forecast is below 40 degrees. On the first night of the latest cold snap, I noticed the plants were full of small blossoms. I took extra caution in covering them because I new that if we took care of these plants, they'd soon start growing their little "babies." Each night I went out to cover again I saw more and more blossoms. Then came the tiny 1 to 2 inch zucchini (which are sure to be bigger by the time you read this). A night or two later the yellow summer squash started to grow too. This makes me very happy. To me, squash and zucchini are a sure sign of summer!
The squash plants seem to be more loaded with blossoms, but the fruit aren't quite as big yet. I love seeing all the cheery yellow! They will both be a great addition to our CSA shares. Soon.
We hope you are enjoying the beautiful heads of Romaine lettuce. Some of them are very big. Looks like there is enough to harvest for one more week. We started some more from seed which were transplanted this week. It will be interesting to see how they grow in the heat of summer.
Have a great week and ENJOY your veggies!