16 Jul

2014 CSA – Week 5

It’s been another fast and furious week of planting, harvesting, fertilizing and weeding.  The cooler weather on Monday and Tuesday provided the opportunity to do some foliar fertilizing.  The tomatoes needed to be tied up to the fencing and the suckers pinched.  I dug all of the garlic that was planted last fall and it is drying on screens in the shade under the Blue Spruce.   The beans are starting to flower and there are tiny little summer squash and cucumbers on the vines.  Today Barbara seeded new plantings of more beans, carrots and radish….scallions will go in tomorrow.  Successive planting is ongoing as we want to make sure that we have a nice selection of veggies for you throughout the summer.   I hear that the heat that we experienced today is going to stay with us all through next week.  I was hoping for some rain, but don’t think it will be coming any time soon.

I hope you enjoyed your cauliflower last week.  I roasted mine with beets, onions, scallions and of course, garlic!  It was wonderful finished with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkling of fresh dill.

This weeks share will include cabbage, kale, scallions, radish, beets, carrots and rhubarb.   I have included some recipes that use some of this weeks selection.

Just a reminder to remember to bring your boxes or bags and if you aren’t going to be able to pick up your share, please let me know ahead of time,  so that I don’t wait for you thinking you are coming.