1 lb Hakurei Turnips 1/4 in cube of peeled ginger, chopped 4 Tbls oil 1 hot chili 1 tsp coriander, ground 1 tsp cumin, ground 1/4 tsp tumeric 2/3 cup chopped fresh dill 1/2 tsp salt Cut turnips into 1/8 inch slices. Chop greens. Heat oil in frying pan or wok. add ginger and chili, chopped. When ginger starts to brown, add turnips and greens, and spices. Stir for 2 minutes. Add dill and salt. Cover, lower the heat, and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Lift from oil and eat hot or at room temperature.
This week has been a mix of some of our last big plantings of the season, crop maintenance, and pest control. We planted our heat loving crops in the hoop houses and the sweet potatoes, cucumbers, melons, and ginger have really taken well to this summer weather we’ve been having. This weather has been great for cultivating in all the gardens and staying ahead of the weed parade. The potato beetle showed up with force on our eggplant, and the cucumber beetle showed up with force on our tomatillos. A ground hog here, a rabbit there, and they all seem...
Chard – This is our first picking off the first chard planting. These colorful bunches will be younger tender leaves and will be great lightly steamed or sautéed. Carrots – First out of the patch will be young and delicious. Use the tops as a salad green or herb! Winterbor and Curly Roja Kale – This is our first outdoor garden planting of kale and these curly green and reddish-purple kale leaves will be a delicious salad or a great addition to the cooked part of the meal.
Cedar has been keeping a close eye on things around the farm. For now he likes to run through the garden sprinkler and chase calves, but soon he will be our premier pest control expert and you may see him working the garden before too long.
Last year our peas suffered from fusarium wilt at a young age and were severely stunted. We were barely able to harvest anything out of our patch. This year I’ve got a small patch trellised in one of the hoop houses, which will start bearing snap peas this week, and the garden patch is looking strong. The plants are climbing vigorously up the trellis and are starting to flower. Unfortunately a ground hog or rabbit ate the tops off quite a few of the shelling variety plants, but we should have a much better year for peas overall.