In the past, I’ve made little arrangements of annuals for the two big pots on our front porch. I typically don’t plant annuals in our beds, so I used the pots as a source of color all season long. We did some re-arranging with our landscaping this year (we’re changing the whole bed on the side of our house for perennial fruits…yay!), and I decided that I would rather use those nice front pots that enjoy plenty of morning sun for growing food instead of flowers. I started out with a packet of spring mix, which has been great because we have already gotten one harvest out of it and plan to get another two before the heat sets in. Once the warmer weather arrives, I think I’ll switch to some hot peppers…what do you think?
Fridays during CSA season are like Christmas at our house. We are a drop-off site for our CSA (LIFE Farm), and our share usually gets here around 2pm or so. I love the suspense of what surprises are in store in this week’s share.
For people new to eating seasonally, the spring is usually a little rough. There are typically lots of greens and vegetables that our grandparents ate but many of us have never heard of. Last week, our CSA share consisted of the following:
- Green onions
- Spring mix