Greetings from the Garden! This week’s CSA box has lettuce, spinach, salad mix, beet thins, French breakfast radishes, green onions, asparagus, and herbs.
Field Notes. The word for the week is PLANTING! Ken has been busy on two fronts: moving up seedling for future greens and crops, and getting roots like potatoes, leeks, seeding in carrot and beet and burdock root.
There is also the maintenance tasks – with the rain, the grass on the electric fence line grew and needed mowing. And while he has the mower out he mowed the rye in the field. The weeds also sprouted and Ken has been cultivating annual crops and weeding perennial crops.
From the Kitchen. Radishes! They seem so welcome after a long winter of black storage and daikon radishes. These French breakfast are Ken’s favorite. Radishes are part of the brassica family and so have nutritional benefits like rutabagas, cabbage, etc. I add them to salads, and just rinse, trim ends and have them around as a ready snack. If you need a dip try something with yogurt or sour cream and green onion or chive. If they are too “hot” for you, slice, salt and let stand for a few minutes, or throw them in a stir fry. They are versatile, colorful and delicious!
‘Til next week, Judith and the Gang