Sunday, May 31, 2009

Row covers in and First Distribution out - woo hoo!

Everyone has received their first full share - we hope you are enjoying everything. There were a few things included in Saturday's share that weren't in Wednesday's share - broccoli raab and chinese cabbage, to be specific. As crops mature, they will be handed out so, as much as I'm trying to make everything even, it might vary from day to day. In the end, I'm sure it will all balance out.

Mary and Bob Wessner came over today and Steve and Mary Kolasa came over earlier in the week. We got a lot done! We have about 25 hills of summer squash, some muskmelon and watermelon, cukes, more onions, sunflowers and zinnias, beans, more tomatoes, more basil, more carrots and brussels sprouts. Thanks for your help! We still need to plant all of the winter squash, potatoes, more sunflowers and fl0wer seedlings and I'm sure other things. In addition, the weeds are taking off along with the veggies so pretty soon we might have to have a weeding day. This might be something you would like to do one evening as I can point you in the right direction and leave you to your thoughts with the weeds.


We also installed some row covers over the cukes, squash, melons and eggplant. This should help with the flea beetle and the cucumber beetle. These beetles decimate the eggplant and the cuke beetle can kill the plants by spreading a bacteria from plant to plant (fusarium wilt). So, hopefully this will help. Hopefully we won't have a problem with the squash vine borer - keep your fingers crossed on that one.

Have a great week! Let me know if you have any good recipes that you'd like to share. I'll be working on a recipe blog in the near future.


Here is a recipe recommended by Julie Campbell - her 6 year old gave it two thumbs up so I'm sure it's tasty. I don't know if the link will work but give it a try.
http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=88998006253&h=vQJap&u=57vXF&ref=nf

8 comments:

Mary said...

Did the new tiller come in?

Just curious.
- Mary

Jennifer said...

It did and it works well. We had to move the work day from Saturday to Sunday because the soil was so wet. It dried enough to till yesterday afternoon which was very helpful.

Julie said...

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=520583

Oh I got the right link pasted here. Try this. Potatoe Cakes with Kale. They were delicious!!!

Julie said...

Oh My if anyone is motivated tell me how this one is.... sounds so good.

www.marthastewart.com/recipe/kale-white-bean-and-prosciutto-crostini

Julie said...

A friend told me Olive Gardens Zuppa Tuscano soup has Kale in it. Here is the recipe. http://www.tuscanrecipes.com/recipes/olive-garden-zuppa-toscana.html

Julie said...

Just Julie again.... sick of me yet? Ha Ha. Had to tell everyone we made the Mustard Greens Gratin (I emailed out the recipe earlier) tonight and it was delicious.! Winner recipe!

Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

I made the mustard green pesto last night with shitake mushrooms and pasta - really delicious. We could eat the pesto alone as a side dish! It's a little spicy by itself but, when combined with the pasta and mushrooms, it's quite mild.