CSA Week 3!

Swiss Chard, Kale Mix, Broccolini, Green Shallots, and Fresh Thyme. Plus, u-pick Daffodils and Tulips. (GoFundMe Tote info below.)

WEEK 3 MENU:

Swiss Chard
Kale Mix
• Choice of Broccolini, more Chard, or more Kale
• Green Shallots
• Fresh Thyme or Sorrel

• U-Pick Daffodils and Tulips

COMING SOON: Pea Shoots, Radishes, Lettuce Mix, Dill, Cilantro, Chervil, Beet Greens, Mustard Mix!

Apparently this is the 4th wettest April on record, and we are only half-way. We got 1 1/2″ just Saturday.

Are we all tired of being wet? I’m running out of greenhouse work to do, and we haven’t been able to do any planting or weeding outside since mid-March. With any luck, the forecast will hold true, and we’ll start drying a bit Wednesday. I’ve got onion plants to set, and more greens and carrots to get going, plus a bunch of flower starts for the u-pick garden. Cross all your fingers!

Last summer, when I planted Swiss Chard in a greenhouse, I hoped to be harvesting through December, and hopefully again in the spring. I had no idea it would just keep on producing. I’m glad it has, because the kale is nearly finished!

I’m really hoping for a bit of warmth to kick the early salad greens into growing to a harvestable size before next week. Lettuce mix, radishes, and baby turnips will all be ready in a matter of days if it just warms up. We’re starting to run out of outdoor, overwintered crops, and I’m getting a bit nervous. I’m really pleased with how my greenhouse chard experiment worked out. So many bunches of beautiful leaves!

This baby mustard greens mix is outside, and is still too small to harvest. Hopefully after a week of warmer, brighter days, we’ll be eating it soon!

The shirts and canvas totes are printed for our GoFundMe donors, and I’m nearly finished distributing them. I’ll be mailing the last batch this week. Once that’s done I’ll have some extras available, so just ask if you want one!

The bulbs are still blooming! CSA families, come and get them while they last! Saturdays after noon, or Tuesdays after 2:00.

If the weather does warm up this week, the tulips and daffodils will explode, so make sure and get some while they last! U-Pick only, CSA families only.

 

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