Bard Family Market Garden CSA

June 2015 - Week Two

What's in your box

Encore Lettuce Mix

Verdil Spinach

Rainbow and Fordhook Giant Chard

Lacinato Kale (some pest damage. Great for kale chips or in a smoothie!)

Shanghai Green Pac Choi (some pest damage. Stalks are great in a stir-fry)

Parade Scallions (over wintered and spicy)

D'avagnon Radishes

This weeks recipe

Spring Mix Salad - Michelle

  • 1 (10 ounce) salad greens

  • 1 ripe avocado - peeled, pitted and chopped

  • 1 ripe tomato, chopped

  • 1 (6 ounce) can black olives, drained

  • 6 Greek pepperoncini peppers

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

    In a large bowl, toss together the mixed greens, avocado, tomato, olives and pepperoncini peppers. Set aside.

    In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, garlic salt, oregano and basil. Pour over the salad mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with parmesan and serve.

What's happening at the garden this week

Welcome to week two! We hope you enjoyed your veggies last week.

Some of our new winter squash transplants died due to the cold early morning temperatures earlier last week. We will direct seed to replace these. We were surprised to see temps drop to 36 degrees!

We are almost done planting all our seedlings we started earlier this year. Most plantings growing forward will be direct seed. The exception is broccoli, basil, kohlrabi, cabbage and pac choi. These crops we will continue to start in our greenhouse in 2 inch soil blocks.

To ensure continued availability of crops throughout the growing season, every two to three weeks we direct seed beans, beets, carrots, radishes, lettuce mix and asian spicy greens. We will direct seed spinach and peas again after the hot summer days are behind us.

To date, crop failure due to pests include sugar snap peas and asian spicy greens. The sugar snaps were eaten by groundhogs. The asian spicy greens were munched on by flea beetles. Once they reduce in numbers, we will direct seed spicy greens again. Because live traps did not catch our groundhog family, we are installing electric fence. Fingers crossed!

We are glad some of you have made it out to the garden for a tour. For those interested, contact us at 608-213-4470 or email to set up a time.