Tonight, we took a chance on believing the weather people. For once, there is a 100% chance of rain in the forecast for tomorrow, so we seeded a ton of new stuff and then headed home before dark for the first time in weeks. Lately, there have been plenty of days with a 20% or so chance of rain or thunderstorms, but this generally translates to some dark clouds passing over us and zero drops of rain falling on our fields. While this lack of rain has been helpful in keeping some diseases at bay, it’s been rough on some of the crops (and on our sleep!). So we’ll see what happens, and we’ll happily harvest in the rain tomorrow if it comes! Your fall plantings of greens and roots are worth it.
We’re in a bit of a weird stage right now, as we’ve finished up and cleared out many of the early crops and are waiting for some of the later ones to really kick in. So while I think you’ll be seeing a bit less variety this week, we’re happy to report that the tomatoes had an amazing week of ripening! You should definitely expect a good bit more of those than you got last week. And who doesn’t love that?! Make sure to try out some of the different varieties and find your favorites (personally, I’m a huge fan of the yellow/orange ones!).
Here’s some of what to expect this week:
Choice of Okra or Tomatillos
Kale and/or Chard
Arugula and/or Yukina Savoy (aka “Asian Spinach”)
In my attempt to get everyone on the okra train, here are a few more tasty and super simple recipes for okra (combined with peppers!):