5th Harvest – 17th & 19 July

IN YOUR CRATE, 17th & 19th July

large white kohlrabi
green storage cabbage
… chinese cabbage
beets
salad mix
kale &/or chard, bunched with band
green beans
broccoli
cilantro
radish

possible: head lettuce, another surprise or two – let’s see!

RECIPE, 17th & 19th July

RADISH TZATZIKI

makes 2 cups
5 oz radishes, grated
1 red onion, grated
2 garlic cloves, crushed (use your minced!)
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp sugar
3/4 cup greek-style whole milk yogurt or sour cream
salt, black pepper

Combine radishes, onion, garlic, vinegar, sugar and yogurt or sour cream. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Serve chilled.

from: Grilling: Where There’s Smoke There’s Flavor. E. Treuille & B. Erath.

enjoy!
chris
swierfamilyfarm.wordpress.com

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4 thoughts on “5th Harvest – 17th & 19 July

  1. Hi! I was still hoping for some zucchini, summer squash, onions….?

    My mom or daughter will need to pick up on Tuesdays, 24th, 31st, and maybe the 7th as we are on vacation.

    • hello Sandra~

      I see ample flowers and fruits coming! Plants are growing with this great heat and some natural rain (1/2 inch for us, yesterday). They seem to put on size right before your eyes! Zucchini and summer squash will likely be in your harvest crate within one to two weeks. The sooner the better!

      One color of onions is seeding out now. The tops will then dry down and we’ll harvest big batches. (We might “sneak” some onions before a total onion harvest, though, to enjoy some ASAP).

      I will look forward to seeing your Mom, of course! Or, meeting your daughter.

      thanks for the heads up,

      chris

    • hello Julie~

      We’ve really missed spinach too! And we’ve not eaten any either.
      Spinach is a cooler season crop, frost hearty and tolerant. Grows best spring and fall. This spring we planted spinach three separate occasions, in two separate gardens. We nursed these seedings with frequent waterings (we can lay drip line right on the line or row of seeded spinach, dripping water right there). The unusual heat and dry confounded us! Germination was slow and spotty. We grew spotty spinach amongst beautiful flushes of hearty weeds. We weeded and waited, weeded and waited. Eventually, I scouted what we had from all three seedings and realized it was not a hill of beans, nor decent spinach. I roto-tilled these beds in and planted other things. Had to move on. The weather since has been no more spinach friendly.

      So, we’ll be trying for spinach again for fall.

      see you soon!

      chris

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