Wednesday, October 15, 2008
radicchio treviso grown by Gretta at Belmont CSA and salad bowl with radicchio and escarole
my garden plot with escarole in front and fall peas
mixed fall greens and black-seeded simpson lettuce
arugula and red summer crisp lettuce
The fall greens are still looking good this week. And they are not all 'green', but are often red!
The top photos are a beautiful radicchio Gretta gave me. I like to eat this fresh, sliced and mixed with my escarole and lettuce. The heads in her fields are wonderful (photo here) and this is another vegetable I'll consider for my garden next year.
Some of my greens are still small and I'll mark down to start them a couple weeks earlier next year. But small greens are nice too. I can eat my small simpson lettuce and red summer crisp as 'microgreens' if the weather turns cold soon. And I can eat my peas as tendrils.
These greens have all done fine during the two light frosts that killed my basil, eggplants and marigolds. The only thing bothering the greens is the lack of water. Its been off at my community plot for two weeks already. Everything's looking dry. Tomorrow I hope to go over with a big water jug. I'll water my greens and pick a fresh salad for dinner.