Rain & Weeds — Knuckle Down News Week 3

Jurassic Cabbage
Rain, rain, rain, and more rain! Between rain showers the past week has mostly been about getting ahead of the weeds, an endless, yet necessary task on an organic farm. The squash and melons are in the ground now, and I can already see tiny summer squash forming, soon to be in your shares.

The rain also sent us into the greenhouse for a few hours where we were able to string up the two greenhouse tomato varieties I decided to try this year. We are hoping this will mean we at least have some tomatoes for you, even if we have another cold summer.

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I’ve also added a few new varieties of field tomatoes, all of which are supposed to be either early producers or tolerant of cool weather. I am excited to see which will ripen first. There are definitely a bunch on the way.

 

The rainy weather has also given us the chance to start fixing up our future chicken coop. As I write, Kate is outside building a chicken door and we hope to have a few practice hens as early as next week!

This week’s line-up : 

This list may not ever be entirely precise as there are often surprises come harvest time, but some of these items will be in your shares for certain.

  • Head Lettuce
  • Napa Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Green Onions (Scallions)
  • Radishes or Salad Turnips
  • Spicy Salad Mix
  • Parsley
  • Peas
  • Garlic Scapes
  • Kale

 

 

Vegetable Recipes & Notes

In other news, the new recipe section of the website is almost working. Thanks to Emma for taking such lovely photos and remembering to write down what she did to make this delicious quiche.

If anyone wants to add any recipes or has any recipe-realted ideas, please let me know. Peter is eager to add some more.

 

Sincerely,

Jenny

Monday Evening Weeding