The week started rather chilly in the mornings but this end of the week is warmer at last. Planting, picking & washing salad is easier when your hands aren’t freezing!
During the week Michael, Flora, Louise, Steve & Samson worked on new seedling beds.
Compost heaps are steaming in the cold mornings as the temperature rises inside and the heat breaks down the mix. There’s some basalt dust on the second one to mineralise the mix.
This week at Eveleigh & Taylor Square markets there will be plenty of Horta week mix, rocket, spinach, salads and mustards. There’s Bill’s broccolini and plenty of good kale, all three varieties, Scotch, Tuscan & purple.
There’s good bok choy for stir fries, there’s celery and this week there’s shelling peas – the real thing! Show your children where peas really come from!
You are too late now for cimi de rapa, it’s finished for a couple of weeks till more grows.
Citrus fruit is plentiful. Get Sevilles for your winter marmalade making, pack lunch boxes with emperor mandarins as they are so sweet & juicy & easy to peel. Navels for the fruit bowl at home and tangelos & clementines for variety.
Winnie, a long term faithful customer, has come for this week to try country living. Courageously she has left her young family in Sydney while she experiments with a ‘tree change’. She’s copped the most unpleasant weather for working all day outside, but cheerfully has worked hard.
On the home front, if you see Serkan at Taylor Square Market congratulate him on the birth of his beautiful baby boy. A proud father!
Have a healthy, happy week.