What’s Growing On: First Crops

It’s mid-May and CSA harvests will begin soon! Let’s take a look at some of the crops we expect to harvest first. Eating seasonally is part of the adventure of participating in a farm share/CSA. Spring crops feature leafy greens, scallions and radishy crunchy vegetables like turnips and kohlrabi. Here is a snapshot of some of what’s growing.

We are growing lots of red and green lettuces, succulent and crisp. Some are almost ready, but there are younger sets growing to harvest a bit later. Napa cabbage is a very diverse Asian cabbage–make Chinese Chicken Salad, chop and dress with sesame salad dressing, stirfry lightly, use as wraps, or make kimchi. We are growing two kinds of kale–red flat kale and curly kale.

From top left: a row of lettuce at the early stages, succulent green leaf lettuce, Red Russian flat kale. Bottom: Napa cabbage.

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