Harvesting Dragon's Tongue Beans and Arugula
Our Dragon’s Tongue beans are coming in along with our green beans! Lucky for us, our climate allows for both a spring and fall planting of these delicious legumes. The Dragon’s Tongue bean is a Dutch heirloom wax bean that is cream colored with purple mottling. They are tender and sweet and can be enjoyed raw like a snap pea or cooked. Once they are cooked, the vibrant purple color will fade. We highly encourage you to pick some of these up at the veggie wagon this Saturday because they won’t be in season for too long.
Our next succession of arugula is looking beautiful and will be ready for harvest this week. This arugula is planted in beds operating under our HVF (High Velocity Farming) cropping system. As a reminder, we’re only planting quick-growing crops in these beds. Arugula for example is ready for harvesting at the baby stage after just 21 days and fully mature at around 40 days. Our Sora radishes, also planted in these beds and also ready for harvest this week, take only 22 days to reach maturity. Now that’s our kind of fast food!
This was a big seeding week in the greenhouse for our second succession of fall crops. This round focused on broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. Eventually, the plants from this round will be able to take the place of those from the first round once they’ve been harvested. Succession planting makes continual harvesting a possibility while also acting as a fail-safe in case something weather or pest-related happens to our current crops in the field!
Currently in Season: Eggplant, Okra, Peppers, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Arugula, Radishes, Hakurei Turnips, Kale, Mustard Greens, Dragon’s Tongue Beans, and Green Beans