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Maya “helping” me weed the arugula

With temperatures expected to soar over the next few days, I’ll pick the arugula this week even though it’s on the small size.  The fall greens, especially arugula, struggle with high temps.  Better to eat it small than not at all!  If the salad mix makes it through the upcoming heat, it should be ready to cut by the end of the week.  Our leeks won’t get to full size by the end of the season, so I’ll begin picking them now at the baby stage.  They are tender and delicious when small – a real treat.

 

Here’s what to expect this week:

Beans – green, and Dragon Tongue

Beets

Carrots

Chard, Kale, Collards

Cucumbers

Eggplant- not much left

Escarole

Lettuce – get them while they last

Leeks

Peppers -green and red

Hot Peppers

Radishes

Salad mix????

Scallions

Tomatoes – sunshine and heat will improve the taste of what’s left

Tomatillos – be adventurous – try some

Zucchini/Summer Squash- coming to the end of these – finally

Parsley/Cilantro

Flowers – bouquets or cut your own

Hours – Tue. – Fri. 10am-7pm / Sat. 10am-3pm

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This Week’s Veggies – Sept. 3rd – 7th

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Happy Labor Day to all! Maybe the rain kept you from laboring much today like it did me. When it finally stopped and I trudged outside to get a little work done, I wasn’t sure if I had stepped into a garden or a swamp.
As I pulled some amazingly adaptable weeds from around the delicate fall seedlings, I imagined that an invisible bulls eye had been hovering over the garden all season with every passing storm cloud zeroing in on it, releasing it’s moisture and moving on. The young spinach planting has been underwater more than once since it germinated a couple of weeks ago. We’ll need some drier conditions to get it from the ground to our tables.
Nature hasn’t always worked in favor of the garden this year, but it’s still been a fascinating privilege to watch it work up close.
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Table ready escarole

Here’s what to expect this week:
Beans – green, and Dragon Tongue
Beets
Carrots
Chard, Kale, Collards
Cucumbers
Eggplant- not much left
Escarole
Lettuce – get them while they last
Peppers – green and possibly a few red ones
Hot Peppers
Scallions
Tomatoes – today’s rain is pretty much the nail in the coffin for the tomatoes. There will only be a few
Tomatillos – Not too many of these
Zucchini/Summer Squash
Parsley/Cilantro
Flowers – bouquets or cut your own

Hours – Tue. – Fri. 10am-7pm / Sat. 10am-3pm

This Week’s Veggies – Aug. 27th – 31st

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This basil is just begging to be made into a nice batch of pesto.

This is a big week for plum tomatoes. They make a yummy sauce. To encourage some sauce making, I’m running a tomato special this week. Purchase two pounds of tomatoes (any kind) at the regular price, then any more are half-price.

Here’s what to expect this week:
Beans – green, romano, yellow, and Dragon Tongue
Beets
Carrots
Chard, Kale, Collards
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Fennel- one or two left
Lettuce – a few will be ready by the end of the week
Peppers – green and possibly a few red ones
Hot Peppers
Radicchio – one or two left
Scallions
Tomatoes – Heirlooms, beefsteaks, plums, cherries and more
Zucchini/Summer Squash
Basil/Parsley
Flowers – bouquets or cut your own

Hours – Tue. – Fri. 10am-7pm / Sat. 10am-3pm

This week’s veggies – Aug. 13th – 17th

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Bean lovers’ favorite heirloom bean, Dragon Tongue is ready this week. Try some. You won’t be disappointed.
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This is a big tomato week. All varieties are ripening up nicely. Compared to past years, this is not a great year for tomatoes. Normally they produce for weeks on end through August and September, but the conditions this year have taken a toll on the tomato plants. We’ll have a shorter season this year, so get them while the getting is good.
Here’s what to expect this week:
Beans – green, romano, yellow wax, and Dragon Tongue
Beets
Carrots
Chard, Kale, Collards
Chinese Cabbage
Cabbage – red, green, savoy- only a few left
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Fennel- I only plant a few bulb each year and they’re ready now.
Peppers – green and possibly a few red ones
Hot Peppers
Radicchio – just a couple of these
Scallions
Tomatoes – Heirlooms, beefsteaks, plums, cherries and more
Zucchini/Summer Squash
Basil/Parsley/Cilantro
Flowers – bouquets or cut your own

Hours – Tue. – Fri. 10am-7pm / Sat. 10am-3pm

This week’s veggies – Aug. 6th – 10th

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This week I have a special treat for you. A few weeks ago I planted some extra lettuce seedlings not expecting them to survive the July heat. Tucked into the shadiest part of the garden, covered with shade cloth, they managed to survive. They are ready for picking this week. Once these are gone that will be it for lettuce until the fall lettuces come in.
tomatoes
The tomatoes are ripening. Come and get’em.

Here’s what to expect this week:
Beans – green and yellow
Beets
Carrots
Chard, Kale, Collards
Chinese Cabbage
Cabbage – red, green, savoy
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Head Lettuces
Peppers – still no hint of color in the peppers, so I’ll pick some green ones
Hot Peppers
Scallions
Tomatoes – Heirlooms, beefsteaks, plums, cherries and more
Zucchini/Summer Squash
Basil/Parsley/Cilantro
Flowers – bouquets or cut your own

Hours – Tue. – Fri. 10am-7pm / Sat. 10am-3pm

This Week’s Veggies – July 30th – Aug. 3rd

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Wow! Could the weather be any more beautiful? Not from where I’m standing.
The tomatoes are trying to ripen up for us, but these gloriously cool nights slow that process down a bit. Patience is key.
Here’s what to expect this week:
Beans – green and yellow
Beets
Carrots
Chard, Kale, Collards
Chinese Cabbage
Cabbage – red, green, savoy
Cucumbers
Eggplant – trickling in a couple at a time
Scallions
A few of pints of cherry tomatoes and the first few large tomatoes
Zucchini/Summer Squash
Basil/Parsley/Cilantro
Flowers – bouquets or cut your own

Hours – Tues – Fri 10am-7pm / Sat 10am-3pm

This Week’s Veggies – July 23rd-27th

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The heat wave that went on far too long has finally broken and it’s raining as I write this. All good news for the garden. The cucumbers and zucchini are pumping out their fruit and the zinnias, in full bloom, are a site to see.
A few cherry tomatoes have started turning colorful so it won’t be long….
Here’s what to expect this week:
Beans – green and yellow
Beets
Carrots
Chard, Kale, Collards
Chinese Cabbage
Cabbage – red, green, savoy
Cucumbers
Eggplant – Just a few will be ready this week
Scallions
Zucchini/Summer Squash
Basil/Parsley/Cilantro
Flowers – bouquets or cut your own
And maybe, just maybe, a couple of pints of cherry tomatoes
Hours – Tues – Fri 10am-7pm / Sat 10am-3pm