Thursday, April 29, 2010

More spring greens



Week two of the spring share and we're rolling along with the greens and radishes. This week's bags have small bunches of mibuna and mizuna which are excellent raw in salad, and they also hold up to tossing in with warm grain salads. We have thinnings from flashy lightning and blushed butter lettuces, also perfect for salads or sandwhiches. The first two plantings of radishes came on strong in the plastic tunnel so there's a decent sized bunch. Radish greens are edible but shoul be cooked first to rid them of their slightly hairy texture. The roots are quite mild in the spring and can be enjoyed either fresh or cooked. They give nice color to salad or pair well with butter and salt on a baguette.

Today we're dodging rain showers, trying to catch up on one more lettuce planting, and mowing grass which is growing prolifically right now. I'll try to post more photos soon. Also, we still have shares available so let everyone know.

3 comments:

  1. The radishes were great! we just took everything and combined it to make a delicious salad. Looking forward to next week already

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  2. So glad you liked it! Spring is the prime salad season, lots of tender, sweet greens aided by the cool damp weather, increasing day length and gradually warming weather. We'll have some of those same crops in the fall but they'll have totally different characteristics as the days shorten and weather cools.

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