A week of sun allowed the fields to dry out, somewhat, but we are back to daily rains which has actually been a good thing for most of the established crops. The okra and second plantings of butternut and spaghetti squash all germinated in 4-5 days. Interesting as the butternut and spaghetti squash that were planted before the 18 inches of rain(!!!) rotted in the ground. There’s been a lot of that this season. My usual three plantings of carrots and beets yet only one planting of each amounted to much of anything. This season has definitely been a challenge so far!
The photo to the left is the rish potatoes. Once we see the flowers, the plants are beginning to produce potatoes below ground. I generally dig the first spuds at midsummer so will be a few more weeks before they arrive.
Farm Food Favorite: Kohlrabi
A member of the cabbage family, kohlrabi can be peeled and cut into slices and eaten raw or my favorite way to prepare is the Kohlrabi Fritter. Grate kohlrabi then mix with egg and flour and form like hushpuppies and pan fry in coconut oil. Make a dipping sauce using dijon mustard, mayonnaise and/or red pepper. Enjoy!
I will see you all tomorrow at the CSA pickup from 10-12 at the Rock House Park. Please bring a bag for your goodies.
Until next week…