Greetings from the Garden! This week’s CSA box has lots of greens – spinach, lettuce, beet thins, etc. We also have green onions or chives, beets, celery root, potatoes, and herbs.
Field and Farm Notes. Thank you to all who came out to our Spring Opener! Ken has been moving poultry so he can get into the garden. Oscar usually circles the coop so the chickens can’t “escape,” but with the vet’s instructions for no running, jumping, etc for another week, he rode along with Ken in the box on the tractor. Oscar has been leashed so he can watch the piglets; we picked them up on Thursday.
Ken is shifting seedlings. Monday he is transplanting celery root, and onions. Then he moves the nightshade family out of the germination cabinet to windows. Next he plants the cucurbit family and the beans and corn. Next we move the mobile high tunnel off the greens that no longer need heat, to the next spot so the soil can warm up for the tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant.
From the Kitchen – I have to confess I have been washing, pricing, and selling pots so Ken has done more cooking. For the opener he made his signature “coffee cake” with his condensed, canned watermelon for sweetener and liquid. He has been making soup. Saturday he made a tomato based soup with spinach and green onion. Sunday was a beef and vegetable soup.
Since I knew we would be busy, I made a spinach quiche – it is our version of “fast food” since we can grab and go as we are working. And we heard about one person using our larger leaved spinach for wraps!
‘Til Next Week, Judith and the Gang