Monday, July 16, 2012

Back on the farm

I had a great vacation last week but it's nice to be back on the farm and to see everything growing. It's a big heavy share today. Kji has some big crisp heads of lettuce that needed to get cut so the lettuce is extra large today, a bit of a bonus. The basil is growing well so there are a handful of sprigs of that. Spring planted favas are ready. If you haven't cooked these before you can roast them whole on the grill and then eat the beans out of the pods, or shell them first and boil them in salted water for about ten minutes until tender. I never bother double shelling. If you don't know what that is don't worry about it. Summer squash has just exploded. I'm hoping to keep them a little smaller in the future, but that heat and the long days mean big zucchini in the share today, perfect for grilling. Finally, the last of the garlic is coming out of the ground this week. I put in four heads of soft neck which I hope will last you for a while. It can be stored at room temperature with good air flow, on the counter for example (not in a cupboard or box).

Lots of fall plantings are scheduled for this week. I may have to work an extra day to catch back up after being away. Amazing to see how much the plants have grown in just over a week.

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