CSA, and our garden


Our share grew larger and a little more diverse. Our CSA newsletter warns us the heavy rains may have done some damage to the crops…we wait and see. As you know, when you buy a CSA share, you buy more than vegetables – you buy some of the farmer’s risk.

This week we got some kohlrabi, Chinese cabbage, a zucchini, peas, collard greens, kale, Russian kale, garlic chives, green onions, and some other greens I forget. We also bought, at the farmer’s market, some very large green onions and some no-spray yellow tomatoes.

In our own garden, our Purple Cherokee tomatoes are growing large. We have planted those, Green Zebra, Early Girl, Orange Oxheart and yellow cherry tomatoes. All of them are fruiting, as are our four massive tomatillo plants. We also have some swiss rainbow chard, which is being eaten by something, basil, cilantro, chives, kadipatta (curry plant), mustard, habaneros, jalapenos, and a blackberry plant. Our neighbors mulberry tree branches into our garden, so lots of mulberries there. We also have, non-edibly, wildflowers, snapdragons, marigolds, a sunflower, clemitis, and sweetpeas, most of which are yet to bloom.