Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Update from the fields

June 19, I picked and popped a Sungold Cherry tomato in mouth. Delish. Can you believe its only June and I already had my first tomato? This spring/summer has been hot and fairly dry and our plants are loving it. Well, most of our plants are. Our lettuce, spinach and radishes can't take this heat and have been bolting. We had a rather disappointing radish harvest, most of them tasted woody. Our lettuce is great except for the fact that all four hundred head were ready at the same time. There is only so much lettuce one human can consume in a week before rebelling.

Last week we started picking zucchini and yellow summer squash, beets, scallions, and shelling peas and this week we added Chinese cabbage and broccoli. On top of our chard, kale, lettuce, and turnips. Scapes (the flower part of the garlic plant before it actually flowers, tastes like a cross between garlic and scallion) and spinach are finished for the season. But the cucumbers are looking promising, they may be ready this Friday.

It is really amazing to see this garden take shape over night. Everyday the plants are getting bigger and flowers and fruit are appearing right before my eyes. Harvesting and packing the CSA shares is my favorite thing to do. Not only are we putting together an array of beautiful, fresh, local produce, its a labor of love and lots of sunshine.

Hopefully I wont jinx anything by saying this, but I think we may have a bumper crop this year.

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