1/4 share: 5-7 items 1/2 share: 8-10 items Full Share: 10-12 items
Baby Carrots Bok Choy Broccoli Coriander Kale Lettuce Mung Bean Sprouts English Spinach Tatsoi Turnips
Extras Artichokes Green Garlic Radishes Rocket Silver Beet Sugar Snap Peas Snow Peas
NOTES ON WHAT IS GROWING Our bok choy planting was spurred along by the warm weather. If we did not harvest it this week, it would have bolted (gone to seed). The fennel we planned to harvest this week has been saved for next week’s box. There is one more bok choy planting in the ground but it should not be ready for another three weeks!
We also have a surplus of Perpetual Gator and Spinach on the farm. Last year our English spinach plantings did not perform well. This year we are able to harvest from each planting twice. We based the amount of spinach we sowed on last years data...so we have double what we need. We could have left these out of the box but have harvested them and put them in.
If you are receiving more greens then you know what to do with, please, gift some to friends or preserve it for another day. Spinach is so versatile. It is very easy to freeze in ziplock bags for a quick addition to a quiche or curry when there is no spinach. The rocket can be made into pesto which will keep for weeks in the fridge (and takes up much less room this way!) We hope you are enjoying the surplus!
The first melon crop is in the ground and the capsicum and eggplant crops will be planted this week. The first bean planting is growing well as are the zucchini plants. The beginning harvest of the cucurbit family (zucchini, cucumbers, melons, pumpkins) is slow as we await a balance between male and female flowers so that the fruit can be pollinated. The farm bees are very healthy though and there are many fruits forming.
RECIPE SUGGESTIONS Black Rice, Rocket and Semi Dried Tomato Salad Thai Curry Baste and Thai Baked Tofu Spinach and Feta Pie Bok Choy and Mung Bean Salad Silverbeet Fritters Quinoa Patties - This is a recipe from Georgia Harding from Well Nourished. We are trying it for lunch today with home made pickles!
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