The word of the week at Ladybug Farms is Flowers! I had a lot of fun harvesting a bounty of sunflowers, dahlias and zinnias this week to take to CSA pickups and also market. Many of sunflowers volunteered on their own from last seasons planting – they always seem to perform better than ones planted directly. On deck this week is thinning beets and transplanting watermelons, as I don’t want more than 3 plants per hill. It will probably be the last time we can mow and weedeat between the rows of later summer crops as the vines of the winter squash and sweet potatoes are really starting to run. The pole beans are flowering and should be ready to begin harvesting in a week. The okra is still a ways off but did seem to double in height since last week. All in all, summer crops doing well.
Farm Food Favorite: Sauteed Pattypan Squash & Tomatoes
Cut the Pattypan into strips and sautee in garlic and olive oil. Stew tomatoes in separate pan with garlic and olive oil and when cooked down add on top of Pattypan Squash. Enjoy!
I will see you all tomorrow at the CSA pickup from 4:30-6 at the Rabun County Library. Please bring a bag for your goodies.