I love growing carrots. You can pickle the small ones, roast the big ones, or just admire their beauty! “Heirloom” means seed that has been saved continuously for at least 60 years and is open pollinated, which will be true to its parent. Carrots save well in the fridge if you remove the green tops. Packed with nutrients and flavor, carrots seem to be a hit for all ages.
Archives for June 2013
Pulling the first radishes from the earth in Spring is a true delight. Raw on a salad, sauteed in butter, or quick pickled to last longer these beauties are a reminder of our connection to the cycles of seasons. Soon after radishes come sugar snap peas. Snap peas take some time to pick individually, but are worth the effort. Their shells are edible and taste so sweet they can be eaten on their own as a snack. While we are hauling in pounds and pounds of snap peas we are also pruning our heirloom tomatoes in the high tunnel. We still have a long way to go before tomato season, however harvesting the snap peas reminds me that endless afternoons of picking tomatoes are right around the corner. Enjoy the bounty of the season and eat what is fresh and available now!