In your share this week:
- Japanese Turnips
- Chinese Cabbage
- Salad Mix - 2 bags
Potatoes are planted! Yahoo. Another big project out of the way.
Hard to believe, but we are already transitioning some of our greenhouse space from early spring crops to warmer summer crops. The bolted arugula was taken out this week (our chickens were in heaven!) and now we need to start taking out the first plantings of salad mix. Shain will then plant these rows with our famous French fillet beans.
Above is a photo from greenhouse 6. This is where we grow our earliest spring crop of Chinese cabbage, pac choi, and Romaine head lettuce. These plants are a little smaller than what we'd normally like for harvesting, but we have to start taking them anyways to make room for transplanting the warm weather crops. For example, the cucumbers really need to be in the ground so they can start growing. This means our Chinese cabbage harvest this week was more about creating open spaces for the cucumbers than about harvesting the biggest plants. And so this process will continue in greenhouse 6, week after week, until we transition the entire 3,000 square feet from greens into tomatoes, peppers, basil, and cucumbers.
Just a reminder, if you won't be eating your turnips or radishes soon after picking up your share, remove the roots form the leafy tops. Otherwise, the greens will draw out the moisture from the radish or turnip in an attempt to stay fresh, leaving you with a less-than-crisp veggie. The same goes for beets, carrots, and any other root crop. And don't forget that the tops are also edible.
If you want to see more photos or updates on the farm, please click on the links in the right hand column of this page. One is to our facebook page, the other is Instagram. I try to post daily. You don't have to be a regular user of either website just to click and look at the pictures.
We will be organizing several open invitation farm work days here at the farm to help us get caught up on some projects. Please consider spending a few hours with us on occasion this summer. We really do need all the help we can get and the more we accomplish, the better the food! This week, I'll be working on some projects the mornings of Friday, June 10th and Saturday, June 11th.
Have a great week and ENJOY your veggies!