Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Week 5 Delivery

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#1 Chicken Tractor: a movable, self-contained chicken coop.
#2 Heirloom tomatoes-unripe.
#3 The most beautiful plant in the garden remains the graceful eggplant. Striking deep purple stems & veins contrast the delicate green leaves. Violet star-shaped flowers are

prolific followed by quick fruit.
#4 Baby beet.
#5 Garden, july 21, 2009

In this weeks box:
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Green Beans
  • Snow Peas
  • Yellow Zucchini
  • Baby Red and Gold Beets
  • New Potatoes
  • Dino or Red Russian Kale
  • Swiss Chard
  • Romaine, Red Leaf and Bibb Lettuce
  • Pac Choi
  • Dill
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley

What's on the way?
Many things, but next us should be:
Tomatoes--Get ready folks, we have eight different heirloom varieties. Very affordable cases of tomatoes will be for sale soon. For canning, salsa and sauce making, etc.
Peppers-hot, sweet & bells
Broccoli & Cauliflower--these have been stinkers, but the plants are huge, we are just waiting for them to get their heads
Napa Cabbage
Pickling and Slicing Cumcubers

What's new?
We have chosen a sight for the greenhouse that allows us to only take down one tree. It should has complete southern exposure. We will begin its set-up later this fall.
We planted another row of broccoli and beets to have some for late fall harvest.
Steve made a "chicken tractor". Basically, it is a moveable chicken pen that allows us to move the chickens around the yard in a full protected pen, allowing them access to fresh grass daily while keeping them safe from predators.
We weeded our 250+ squash plants at Steve's dads house. They have loads of flowers and we are anxious to see how they produce.

We have begun looking towards next year. We will be expanding the cultivars of herbs that we offer. We also should be starting much earlier thanks to the high tunnel greenhouse; we are already selecting varieties and planning the layout. Leave us comments about things you have liked, disliked or would like to see.

1 comment:

  1. How about our names on the list for next year's CSA?! Seriously, this all looks so good you guys! Congratulations on getting it going. I can't wait to participate next year!