Week five already! Are you finding yourself trying recipes you’ve never tried before? We hope you are. You might have to get creative to utilize everything in your share. Get ready for slicing cucumbers. The vines are loaded and just getting started. Next week we should have enough to sell some extra.
If there is ever something that we have at market you would prefer in your box over another item, let us know and we can make an exchange of similar value. Or if you need a specific herb for a recipe or to preserve for winter, don’t be afraid to ask us to include it in your share. The only one we are short on is dill. The first planting of dill did not come up and we are hoping the new seeding will be ready for pickle-making.
We’ve hit the quarter mark in the season. While it seems like time is flying by, it also feels like we’ve been preparing shares forever. We’re continuing to integrate succession plantings of lettuce, chard, basil, cilantro, dill, mustard, broccoli raab and more. So much of our early things did not germinate well, we’ve really struggled with variety. We’re hoping to overcome this in the next quarter.
This week we will plant rhutabagas, turnips, and parsnips. In the past, we always started them in the spring with everything else only to find the savory roots littered with root worms at harvest time. My grandfather suggested to me one time not to plant them until the fourth of July. “You’re rushing it. Baggies like it dry and hot.” Well, I’m not 100% sure if gramps advice is good, but I’ll give a try. This weather isn’t exactly on track for success. Stay tuned for the results.
As usual, let us know if you have any questions about your veggies. Continue having fun in the kitchen!
With green thumbs,
Eric & Rebecca
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