Happy Summer Folks!
This week we have been mostly :
– Planting out leeks, purple sprouting broccoli and kale as well as the last few courgettes
– Sowing more salad crops in the polytunnel
With the summer solstice passed we’re now looking to expand our range of salad crops. Different crops have different developmental triggers. There are a number of crops, notably oriental leaves, that tend to go to seed in response to light levels increasing day by day. Now that daily light levels are gradually decreasing again these crops will instead focus on producing delicious leaves for our salads, so look out for these in a few week’s time.
Check out our veggiepedia for more information and recipe suggestions for the produce in your veg box.
In the veg boxes this week:
small: new potatoes, kohl rabi, broad beans, cavolo nero
standard: new potatoes, bunch of onions, kohl rabi, broad beans, cavolo nero, salad
large: new potatoes, bunch of onions, bunch of carrots, kohl rabi, broad beans, baby plum tomatoes, cavolo nero, salad
extra large: new potatoes, bunch of onions, bunch of carrots, kohl rabi, broad beans, courgettes, baby plum tomatoes, cavolo nero, salad
fruit #1: rhubarb OR apples
fruit #2: Galia melon
fruit #3: redcurrants
fruit #4: Regal Prince apples
fruit #5: strawberries
small foreign: red pepper, parsley, ginger
standard foreign: red pepper, celery, parsley, coriander, ginger
The Open Food Network is now open for orders to be delivered with with your veg box next week.
The Locavore Team