Thursday, June 16, 2011

CSA Week Two and succession planting

Monday was our second CSA pick up for the season. I was slightly concerned about how we would fair with the huge storm we had last week. We still got quite a bit. I am looking forward to the middle of the summer when we are getting many different veggies. This week, no picture again. It seems like as soon as I get the food home I am rushing to get it washed up and in a bowl for us to eat immediately!

1 big bag spinach
1 big bag lettuce
2 bunches of baby carrots
1 bunch swiss chard
2 bunches of kale (plus a lot of extra that Emma kept putting in my bags, she has a thing for dinosaur kale)

We ate all of that in 2 days. So I sent Matt to the Farmers' Market yesterday...he came back with 2 dozen eggs, and a bag of spinach...hmmm...guess he didn't want to hang out and see what else was there :-)

I am having a hard time getting to the Farmers' Market. It goes from 2-6 every Wednesday, which you would think would be perfect. Not for me. Yesterday, Emma fell asleep around 2:15 and slept until 5, at which point she was starving and wanted dinner. So there goes another week without being able to go to the market. It is only across town, but I know that by the time I drive over there, if I go when they first open, both kids will be asleep and I won't actually be able to get anything anyways! The other option is of course walking, then I could have one in the stroller and one on my back, however, I'm not sure I am up for the hills that we need to go up to get there...and then of course there is the fact that it is kind of sunny at 2pm, and I don't want anyone to get a sunburn. Maybe I am just making excuses...I guess if that were the only place I could get food I would make sure I was there every week...We will try again next week :-)

Now, succession planting. Does anyone do it? I would like to, but I have no idea what I am doing. I think I am going to plant some cucumber seeds next week once I pull up the spinach and radishes in my small garden bed. But, other than that I have no clue what else to plant. I know that my green beans aren't going to be in the ground for the entire summer, but will it be too late to plant something in those spots once I pull them up? Maybe lettuce or a fall spinach planting could go there??? I have a lot of garden space...I need to learn how to actually make it work for me, and produce the most food as I can. I think I have to sit down and plan better for next year...I will just schedule that in...hahaha :-) But, any tips would be appreciated!

1 comment:

  1. If I sent Jeff he would come back with about the same! I did go yesterday with a $10 budget and did pretty good - got a big bunch of Swiss Chard, radishes, scallions, a quart of strawberries and a couple peonies (my weakness!). Oh and baby beets and they are DEVINE! I've decided though, I have to make a budget because if I have $50 bucks I would have blown it (on honey, maple syrup and more!)


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