1. Rain. A good Vancouver soaking with small breaks that make you think that the rain might be letting up, then it rains more and sideways. The summer sunshine has made us soft.
2. Veggie Shift: beets, turnips, radishes and kohlrabi this week. The cool weather crops are ready to make their late season appearance and fill your soups and stews with flavour and nutrients. Welcome back friends.
With that in mind, we still have lots of tomatoes and beans in the garden - a lingering taste of summer to ease the transition.
Slideshow: In the gardens
|2 with rain gear, one without. Is denim water-proof?|
|A nice haul from a few rows of beans|
|True test of a farm hand: showing up and smiling on a rainy Sunday morning|
|Touchstone Gold Beets!|
- Radishes, French Breakfast
- Collard Greens, Champion
- Turnips, Tokyo Whites
- Beets, Touchstone Gold
- Bush Beans, Carson Yellow & Dragon Tongue
- Head Lettuce, Tom Thumb
- Kohlrabi, Kongo
|Nice, mild radishes this week|
|Brassica oleracea, Gongylodes|
|Get those greens in a soup or stir-fry right away!|
|Nothing common about these Beta vulgaris specimens|
|Fistfuls of beans!|