Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has lettuce, salad mix, braising greens, beets or carrots, asparagus, radishes, herbs, snap peas and strawberries Field Notes.  Ken has been vigilant about keeping the growing spaces cultivated.  After the rain, once it is dry enough he is out with either the wheel hoe or hand cultivator.  He has also been planting – cabbage for fall is now in the garden.  And he is weeding and mulching …

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Tying Up the Tomatoes

Ken plants tomatoes in a mobile high tunnel.  The structure for tying up the tomatoes is in the top structure of the greenhouse.        There is a series of moveable spools that hold twine.          The twine needs replacing every couple years           Once the twine is in place, Ken weeds, cuts suckers…         … and then he clips plants to the twine.  …

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Freezing Asparagus

Each year there is a time between the first flush and last frenzied sales of asparagus when I find there is enough for me to set aside to freeze.  Why freeze asparagus? I agree it is better fresh.  But asparagus is a magic tonic food for kidneys.  Each winter I take some frozen asparagus out of the freezer and make cream of asparagus soup. It is a real energy booster when we feel blah. Freezing …

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