Good news! All our garlic is now out! Tibetan, Red Russian and Music but it was slightly longer process than normal as we have a bumble bee nest in the middle of the patch and they have been getting a little mad when we get a little close which meant, on a few occasions, downing tools and exciting the patch rather quickly!
This weeks basket:
Cabbage - Found this amazing cabbage recipe today by Melissa Joulwan the author of Well Fed 1 & 2
Beans - This will be the last week of beans but don't worry we have more to come. We do lots of succession planting of beans so we have a few different varieties that are flowering well and starting to set little beans
Tomatoes - We have a mixture of field and hoop house tomatoes this week. The field ones do have a few cracks in them so eat these first.
Celery - We are thinning out the patch so we will be bunching two heads together. If you are not a celery fan you can chop it up and freeze without blanching to use for soups and stews during winter.
Carrots - With all the rain we have had these babies are so sweet. Please remember at this size they do not need peeling.
Eggplant - All shapes, sizes and colours are coming along really well. Why not try a baked eggplant f'armesan this week!
Sweet Peppers - Sweet peppers are slow to ripen but we have managed to find a few purple beauty which are looking stunning.
Beets - These babies just seem to keep on coming this year! Michael has finally caught one of the voles in the beet patch, but we can imagine we still have many more!
Garlic - This weeks garlic is Music.
Cucumbers/Hakurei turnips - Our cucumbers have been so slow this year! We have loads of flowers and our honey bees are all over them! We are only now getting fruit. Some of the cucumbers needed picking but we are not sure as of today if we will have enough for Thursday and Saturdays boxes. If we don't we will be replacing them with turnips.