Keeping Cool Like a Cucumber

The forecast this week is looking a little on the Tropical side and because we don’t have any watermelons to offer you, cucumbers will have to do!

Here is a recipe for inspiration:

https://wholefully.com/cucumber-mojitos-boozy-or-not/

I will try to remember to pop some mint on the table for you.

The zucchini mentioned last week is now truly upon us and if we get any of the promised downpours this week will likely be overwhelmed by it soon.

A few of the crops I was hoping to have for you this week aren’t quite big enough yet, so we will have to wait a little longer for carrots and kohlrabi, and I’m afraid the broccoli and cabbage have been damaged by the dreaded swede midge, a tiny insect that causes damage to the plant’s cells right at the growing tip. Sadly that means we may just be out of luck with those, although I have my fingers crossed that we may still get some side shoots and at the very least I can harvest the leaves.

In happier news, the tomatoes of course are loving this heat, and are looking just beautiful this year. The pepper plants are also finally starting to look healthy and green with flowers coming along nicely and I even spotted a few baby eggplants today!

— Jenny

 

This week’s share:

  • Mini Red Romaine
  • Kale of various descriptions
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Scallions
  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchini or Summer Squash
  • Rainy with a chance of Tomatoes and Peas

Kid and Zuke

Focus on Plants

Ye Zukes

Tomaters

Green something