Fall goodness is starting up. It has taken longer than we expected because we had some pesky rabbits that wiped out entire rows of things. We were finally able to trap two of them and things are taking off now.
Here are a few things we have....
Oregano! You can't go wrong with this stuff. We have two varieties. Hot and Spicy and Sweet Italian. Use it in anything. Spaghetti sauce, meat dishes, salads, pasta......anything you want to add some flavor to. If you want spicy flavor, use the hot and spicy. If you just want good flavor, the Italian is awesome. $ 5.00 a bottle.
Swiss Chard is one of our favorites. It is not just good for you, it also tastes good. It's great in vegetable soups, you can cook it like you would cook spinach, and you can add it to your salads. We have several varieties.
If you are interested in Swiss Chard you can get a mixed variety for 2.50 a bunch.
We also have Arugula. If you haven't tried Arugula, it is something you need to taste first. Some people don't like it. It has a spicy, nutty taste. It's really a great addition to your salads. A little goes a long way. $2.00 for a bunch of this.
We also have spinach that is ready. This is a little different than your standard spinach. I would do it by leaves instead of bunches. So it'd be 2.50 for a bag of spinach.
These are actually golden turnips, but we have been picking them small and adding them to stir fry. They have a mild flavor and are also a great addition to salad. They are 2.00 for a bunch.
Here are some up and coming things. These are all plants that love the cooler weather. They have a great start and we are excited for them to get big enough to eat.
Green Mizuna. I loved this Asian green last year and am super excited to have it again. It has a mild peppery taste and it great in salads, soups, or stir fry.
Purple Mizuna. This is harder to see because it's still pretty small. We haven't tried this variety yet, but am looking forward to it.
Kale. We love Kale. My youngest daughters picks it and eats it right out of the garden. She has her own plant that will probably never get big because she eats off of it almost every day. I don't like it like that, but add it to salads, smoothies, soups, and stir fry. This is a Red Russian variety. We also planted a Scarlett, which is actually purple, and we are going to plant a Blue Curled Scotch variety. It won't be long before this is ready to sell.
You can't tell much from this picture, but it is a dark purple cauliflower. I can't wait for the heads to form so I can see them. We planted a bunch of this too early and most of it died. We replanted before all the rains and I have several rows. Hoping it does really well.
Try to ignore all the weeds. The burmuda has been hard to a handle on. We have finally just resorted to mowing in between the rows instead of fighting a losing battle. Our carrot bed looks funny. We had three rows almost entirely wiped out by rabbits. We replanted and now we have all different sizes. Originally we planted three types, red, yellow, and orange, but to be honest I don't know what survived so I'm not sure what colors we have.
Same story with the peas, we have gaps and random sizes because a lot were eaten. I replanted here in the middle, hoping the originals would come back. Some did, some didn't. We had planted purple and two different greens. I don't what survived.
As always we have eggs for sale. They are $4.00 a doz. Our hens are on grass at all times.
If you want anything please contact me at 512 630-3408 and we will get it to you as quickly as we can.