Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Likely Harvest for August 22nd

Hot and Dry! The ground is getting really hard and dry. We are struggling to keep up with the watering, all the while hoping for rain. Today it clouded up around noon. By 5 O'clock it was cooling off and there were dark clouds. There was thunder. But all the rain went south. We could literally see it raining south of us.


Green Beans!!!! Today we picked green beans for a total of 6 person hours. There are over 50 pounds of beans in the cooler. We still have more beans to pick. It will be a good week to feature beans in every meal. Freeze beans. Make dilly beans. Beans. Beans. Beans.

Zucchini and Summer Squash Ditto from the bean message. So many squash. And maybe not for long. Powdery mildew is here in force!

Cucumbers - If we don't get something natural that combats the powdery mildew, this might be the beginning of the end for the cucumbers. But for now, we have many.

Tomatoes! - Yay! This is the beginning of the build up to mucho tomato. Last week we had 2 boxes. I think this week will be 4 to 6. Soon we will be selling whole boxes.

Peppers, Hot Peppers, Eggplant - These guys need water! But for now we have some production.

Kohlrabi - Today I skinned the kohlrabis. I chopped them into little sticks. I did the same with carrots. The I sauteed some chopped garlic in oil and then added the kohlrabi and carrots to the wok. After the carrots were done, I added some leftover rice, salt and dried herbs. Then I noticed the carrots were not quite done, so I added some water and put a lid on it to steam finish the carrots. Near the end I put a chunk of good butter in under the lid. It was the best thing I have ever made with kohlrabi. Children ate it!

Cabbage, Napa Cabbage, Bok Choy -  Kraut or Kim Chi? Why not Kraut Chi like Sandor Katz?

Herbs - Basil, Parsley, Dill, Cilantro, Other Herbs. Pesto Bags! Make some and freeze it.

Onions, Scallions and Garlic

Beets and Carrots

Kale and Chard

Maybe some other stuff? Probably.

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