Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 28

It is hard for me to believe, when I look at a calender, that it is almost June but when I see what we are working on it is definitely getting on toward summer.  All the tomatoes are trellised with their first row of string holding them up.  The peppers and eggplant are in the ground.  The onions are growing.  The strawberries are slowing down.  Beds are prepared for sweet potatoes and winter squash and melons.  The first summer squash planting is starting to bloom which means squash will quickly follow.  The blueberries are starting to blush.  The potatoes are blooming which means little potatoes are forming under the ground.  Aaron is hilling them as I type this so that the potatoes have plenty of room to grow without encountering direct sunlight (which turns them green).
Small shares this week:  1 head of "bambi" lettuce, 1 bunch of kale, 1 bunch of green garlic, 1 green kohlrabi, 1 bok choi, 2 pints of strawberries.
Regular shares this week:  1 head of romaine lettuce, 1 bunch of kale, 1 large bunch of green garlic, 1 green kohlrabi, 2 bok choi, 3 pints of berries, 1 bunch of scallions, 1 bunch of parsley, 1 bunch of baby beets.

several kale salad ideas
The pictures alone on this link are lovely.

To prepare Kohlrabi cut off the leaves and peel it.  You can eat it raw by slicing it very thin and drizzling with olive oil and salt.  It is crunchy and taste something like cabbage and broccoli.  It can also be added to soup, roasted with other root vegetables, steamed and eaten plain or added to other veggies like carrots and potatoes.  The leaves are pretty tough but can be added to soup and cooked awhile to soften.
Several of you have gotten tomato and pepper plants.  If anyone is interested who hasn't gotten them yet, we will have them for about 1 more week.  Email me what you'd like and I'll get it to your pick-up location!

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