This week we have a new addition - seasonal and delightful, the green garlic.
Maybe I'll write more about it next week, but just a short word or two - this garlic looks like a green onion because it is young and has not yet developed a "head". We eat it whole! It is more delicate than the mature garlic cloves and the green part is wonderful fresh in sandwiches or salads. Enjoy!
Another week passed and the growth in the garden is lovely. The soil is saturated and the sun is shining.
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It has been two weeks now that harvestable broccoli has been surprising me. It is important to pick this broccoli before its blossoms open and so we have done so. We are always happy to add it to our boxes.
Accordingly, this week's subject is broccoli (scientific name: Brassica oleracea Italica).
Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family along with cauliflower (which has a similar scientific name - Brassica oleracea Botrytis), kohlrabi, brussel sprouts, kale and collards.להמשך קריאה >>
In the recent weeks, our baskets were full of leaves and greens of all sorts, sizes and shades of color. Some of you share my enthusiasm for these greens and ask for extra, while some of you ask to "slightly reduce it if possible". I want to assume that reductions are because these winter veggies sometimes come with a bit of mud and therefore preparing the leaves takes a bit longer. In any event, I understand all points of view and am pleased that you share with me.להמשך קריאה >>
Dear vegetable lovers,
The last few weeks have been a race against the weeds and to plant more seeds and seedlings - very atypical for this time of year. Usually in the middle of winter (which is exactly now, after the winter solstice and during the coldest part of the year, when the days are growing longer and we are approaching spring), the war against the weeds eases up, there is a break from planting and sowing, and we slow down because the cold weather slows plant growth.
In the summer, a lettuce seedling can be ready to harvest within 3 weeks of planting.להמשך קריאה >>