September is …
- wet mornings.
The dew is often heavy & lingering, which means a slower start to picking – for our sake, but mostly for the vegetables. Picking vegetables wet can lead to disease on the plants (eg. beans get rust), or mold & spoilage issues with the fruit (eg. blackberries).
But the morning dew & the bright sunshine are also beautiful!
- the end of the summer vegetables … and blackberries.
Tomatoes – almost over.
Many blackberry plants are almost picked clean, while others still have quite a few berries.
- Lots more vegetables – fall vegetables …
like lettuce, spinach, arugula,
cabbage, bok choy, radicchio ( a new one for us!)
several kinds of cabbages
- the end of seeding & planting.
This week we will seed our final crops – lettuce, spinach, arugula, and kale and transplant the last of the cabbages & other lettuces.
What’s in the box?
Chinese cabbage, beets, peppers, beans or zucchini, blackberries, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, garlic.
- Chinese cabbage is different from our regular cabbage. It is tender, mild & sweet. Enjoy it raw in salads, or in stir-fries or steamed. Because it is so tender it cooks quickly & can turn to mush if overdone!
- Our new patch of beets includes red beets, yellow beets & candy cane – red & white striped – beets. They are all delicious & sweet!
- When we go through the pepper patch now, we can finally see lots of colour – and lots of peppers. The forecasted warmth this week should bring them on faster. They are both beautiful & delicious!
- Beans & zucchini – we have both, but not a lot of either. Choose one or the other this week.
- Enjoy the blackberries this week – perhaps the final week for them!
- Lettuce, tomatoes, onions & garlic – part of your CSA share again this week.