This Week’s Harvest
We can add sweet potatoes, okra, cantaloupe, 4th round of salad mix, 2nd generation of tomatoes and much more to the list of crops we’ve planted. We are continuously making beds for everything that is yet to come–trying our best to stay ahead of the greenhouse seedlings and the next forecasted rain. Today we got a step closer to the next round of beds as Ben took hilling discs down our large back field. You can see in the video all the soil that gets thrown to the middle of the bed. This process forms the base of our raised beds.
These beds will be for a major planting of winter squash. The past several years we have limited our winter squash to acorn and butternut, but this year we are adding delicata and kabocha, 2 of our favorites that we just haven’t had time to baby in the past. We are hoping all of our winter squash will be planted in a couple of weeks.
In the midst of all this planning and prepping for fall, we are busy harvesting springtime treats! Snap peas and garlic scapes come once a year and radishes, turnips, broccoli, spinach, mustard greens, and bok choi come in the spring and than not again until the fall. While these cool weather veggies don’t care for the heat, our newly planted summer veggies are really taking off! All in all, the farm is currently producing well and looking good for the future!
Kohlrabi, Carrot and Cilantro Slaw (I omitted the cabbage and used 2 kohlrabi and 4 carrots)
Peanut Sauce with Broccoli and Kale (I’d garnish with cilantro!)
And as the greens continue to roll in, here is fun link I found to a greens cooking contest.