Harvesting Salad Mix and Transplanting Beets
This week we’re harvesting a few more crops from our HVF (High Velocity Farming) rows: a beautifully tender salad mix, Sora radishes, white icicle radishes, and French Breakfast radishes. Our favorite way to enjoy the salad mix is...you guessed it...salad! The leaves are tender and delicate and make the perfect bed for some thinly sliced radishes and Hakurei turnips. Dress the leaves with your favorite dressing just before eating so they don’t have the chance to wilt.
This is the first year we’ve experimented with transplanting our beet crop rather than direct sowing it in place. The seeds were sown in transplant trays in the greenhouse back in September and were transplanted into prepared beds last week. We’re happy to report that they are doing incredibly well and have put on plenty of new growth! The main benefits we’re seeing from this method are less weed pressure and improved germination. When it comes to weeds, anything that helps reduce weed pressure is fine by us!
Currently in Season: Eggplant, Okra, Peppers, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Arugula, Salad Mix, Radishes, Hakurei Turnips, Kale, Mustard Greens, Swiss Chard, Baby Bok Choy, and Bush Beans (Dragon’s Tongue and Green Beans)