Week 21 of 2012 Season

fennel

Expected Harvest:

New this week:

cabbage – red and green
fennel
onions – yellow and red storage varieties
parsley
(spinach and basil are back again)

Plus more of…

  • arugula
  • green beans – French variety
  • beets  – red
  • bok choy
  • broccoli
  • garlic, hardneck – music
  • kohlrabi
  • lettuce mix
  • mesclun
  • peppers – red, yellow, orange, and purple bell peppers
  • potatoes: purple viking (marbled purple and pink-skinned, white interior) or yellow finn (yellow skin and interior)
  • radish, French breakfast
  • radish, watermelon
  • sweet potatoes – beaureguard (orange interior)
  • Swiss chard
  • tomatoes – red and heirloom and paste varieties
  • turnips – hakurei (a sweet, white salad turnip)

Bonus Herbs & Other things:

  • basil
  • lemon grass
    hot peppers including: fish, habanero, jalapeño, poblano, and anaheim peppers

fall sugar snap peas

Coming soon…

This year we tried planting some sugar snap peas for a fall harvest,  and it looks like we might actually have some peas to harvest soon.  The plants are flowering right now and just forming some small pods.  So, we may have some for you in the next week or so.

baby ginger rhizome

We also experimented with growing ginger in one of our high tunnels.  It is a tropical plant that needs a long growing season.  In the mid-Atlantic states, we don’t have a long enough growing season for ginger to fully mature, so we will be digging it as immature or baby ginger.  You can use baby ginger as you would mature ginger except you don’t need to peel it.  Here is a link to a photo of a rhizome we dug a few weeks ago.  And for more information about growing ginger, here is a link to the company where we bought our ginger.  We hope to have some ginger to offer soon.

ginger plant

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