On her way out she told me to grab a bouquet of fresh flowers, I almost started crying.
When I came to the Heritage to collect my shares two years ago, I loved it. I appreciated it.
Honestly, I didn't, not the way I do now. After two summers of growing on my own, I have a tremendous amount of respect for what these hard working and talented people present us with each Tuesday. It is truly a gift. I gathered my share and then grabbed the handful of items from the fridge.
I stepped back outside and sighed a big heavy sigh as I looked out across the long rows of cabbage, lettuces, zinnias and more...and more. On the far side, I spied a gathering of sunflowers with their golden faces aglow and their feet busy with Nasturciums. Oh dear. Waterworks. I couldn't help it. I can't grow sunflowers. I have tried and tried. Seeds, seedlings, some starts did ok, but nothing like these magestic giants. Bees were doing their thing and the sunflowers just towered. I believe if there were to be royalty in the plant kingdom, the Queen would definitely be the Sunflower.
Here is this week's pick up list:
- Bagged chard
- Bagged mizuna
- Cucumbers: slicing and pickling
- Flower Bouquet
- Herbs: basil, korean mint, summer savory, parsley
- Potatoes: blushing duchess and all red
- Scarlet runner beans
- String beans: yellow wax and royal burgundy
- Summer squash: zucchini, eight ball zucchini, crook-neck and patty pan
- Tomatoes: cherry, stupice and heirlooms
Yes, this is for THIS WEEK. And you wonder why I feel like I am in heaven?
For dinner we BBQed local steaks, had crash potatoes and grilled carrots, zucchini, and crookneck squash. A big hit for everyone at the table.
Any suggestions for the rest of the week?