Week three – what a lovely weather week! We are done planting for a little while until a few more rows open up as we are out of space. I never thought when we started working this area, about an acre, that it would not be enough room to plant everything we have in mind for you. We’re not going to have ten varieties of winter squash or dry beans. Oh well, less weeding. Next year, we’ll move the potatoes to a different area and do better at fitting more into less area.
On the farm this week, we’ve gotten hints of all sorts of good things on deck. The peas are blossoming, the cukes are popping out everywhere and the romaine lettuce is standing tall. Not to mention, the beans and corn are taking off. The insect pests are showing up here and there, but nothing as bad as what the deer can do. We thought we were magically exempt from their browsing damage and then we noticed they ate a small section of broccolini and some leaves off the kohlrabi this week. So we’ve been playing talk radio all night in the garden as a deterrent. If that doesn’t work, maybe you will get venison in your farm share!
We prep crates Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday. If you ever need to change your pick-up day, just let us know. We need at least 24 hours notice please. Don’t forget, that if you are unable to get your crate, just ask a friend to pick it up for you. We can bag it so you don’t have to worry about your crate return that week.
Let us know if you have any questions about what is in your garden share and thank you for another great week!
With garlic breath,
Eric & Rebecca
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Garlic scapes can be frozen whole, or diced and bagged for freezing. Simply wash, mince entire portion of green scape, bag, and freeze.