We started digging potatoes this week! Of all of the different fruit and vegetables we harvest, potatoes are one of my all time favorites. It's like a treasure hunt at each plant you unearth :) Last season's harvest had been disappointing at less than a pound per row foot, however this year has been much better, with increased size and number per plant with yields averaging just over 2 lbs per foot!
The recent heat wave has been fantastic, although I did catch myself reminiscing about an air conditioned office while I was unloading a trailer load of horse manure yesterday afternoon....
This week's shares include:
- Lettuce mix - we'll be harvesting a combination of green romaine, speckled trout back romaine (green with cool reddish splotches) and some leaf lettuce
- Jalapeno Pepper
- Zucchini/summer squash
- Red potatoes
- Swiss chard