Archive for April, 2011
Nasturtiums are one of my favorite flowers because of their ease, versatility and flavor, and of course their beauty. These little wonders require very little attention to thrive in your garden. Just give them some soil, water and room to grow and they’ll be happy campers. Both nasturtium flowers and leaves are edible as long as you don’t use pesticides. They give a peppery punch similar to watercress in salads and pasta dishes, and the flowers add a hit of color and flavor. Nasturtium seeds are edible as well when they are young and green and have been likened to capers when pickled. They even offer their fare share of Vitamin C.
HI EVERYONE. LOOKS LIKE ALL THE SNOW HAS GONE AND SPRING AT TIMES APPEARS TO BE HERE. WE HAVE PLANTED THE SEEDS OF MANY OF OUR CROPS INCLUDING OUR HEIRLOOMS. WE HAVE A COUPLE OF NEW ONES THIS YEAR AND THAT WILL MAKE 35 DIFFERENT VARITIES WE WILL BE SELLING. OF COURSE TWO WILL NOT GO IN UNTIL THE THIRD PLANTING. WILLIAM HAS BEEN BUSY PRUNING THE FRUIT TREES WHILE I PLANTED AND TRANSPLANTED THE BEST HERBS AT RIVA RD. IF YOU DO NOT THING SO WALK AROUND AND LOOK AT THE OTHERS BEFORE YOU COME BACK TO OUR STAND,
RIGHT NOW WILLIAM IS AT RIVA ROAD ON SATURDAYS. HE IS SELLING OUR WIDE VARITY OF HERBS AND OF COURSE OUR LETTUCE AND SOME COLLARS GREENS TILL IT WARMS UP. THE SWISS CHARD WILL BE PLANTED NEXT WEEK AND LETS HOPE THIS RAIN STOPS FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS SO I CAN GET OUT ON THE FIELDS TO GET THE PLASTIC MULCH DOWN FOR THE TOMATOES. OUR FIRST PLANITNG OF CORN WILL GO IN WHEN THE SOIL TEMPERATURE REACHES 50 DEGREES. HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE READY BY THE 4TH OF JULY.
COME JOIN US AT RIVA ON SATURDAYS. PINEY ORCHARD WILL BE OPENNING UP ON JUNE 1ST AND DEALE ON THE T JULY 7TH.