In Your Share
· Buttercrunch Lettuce
· Snow Peas (large, flat, edible pods) or
· Sugar Snap Peas (plump edible pods)
Glazed Snow Peas
Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 8 ounces snow peas, 1 bunch chopped scallions, a pinch of sugar and ¼ c water. Cover and simmer 2 minutes, then uncover and boil until the water evaporates, 2 more minutes. Season well with salt.
What’s Happening on the Farm
It’s hard to believe it is mid-June already. Weeding and cultivating keep us pretty busy as well as shooing those pesky gnats away. Will they ever leave? It’s great to see flowering peas, and nothing tastes better than a pea picked and eaten in the garden!
The last of the cabbages have been planted (I think I mentioned that before, but they finally, really did all get planted). Another bed of green beans has been planted and the tomato cages have been put up. Many of the heirloom varieties of tomatoes are indeterminate which means that they can grow to be eight feet tall or more. Determinate are bushy plants. Bushy plants would be much easier to manage, but I am partial to the Amish Paste Roma and Rose Tomatoes, so I use concrete reinforcing wire to make sturdy cages to try to contain their voluptuous growth habits.
The eggplants, peppers and tomatoes have really hit a growth spurt with the recent sun and heat. They are loving life! Cucumbers are just starting to come on. On the agenda are finding the carrots and beets – among the weeds. The garden is never totally weed free.
I will be out of town so there won’t be a newsletter next week, but you will still get your CSA share. Enjoy!