Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Fresh organic GREENS are delicious!

One of our all-time favorite vegetables to grow and to eat are greens. We love all kinds of greens - mustard greens, turnip greens, collard greens, kale, bok choy,and the list could go on. Greens are easy to grow, nutritious, and delicious!! Each variety of greens has it's own unique taste and smell, but it is also fun to mix different kinds together and eat. Greens can be eaten raw, adding zest to salads; and they can also be stir-fried, steamed, sauteed, and even put into a tasty soup. The possibilities are endless!!

We love to see the greens growing. Within days of planting, you begin to see the little greens beginning to sprout. It is amazing how fast they grow, within just a few weeks you are ready to gather your greens. In most parts of the country, this is still a good time to plant and harvest the greens, as they do best while the weather is still cool. When the heat of summer begins, most greens do not grow well, and start to take on a bitter taste and tough texture. So, enjoy while there is still time!

(To the left, are pictures of one of our all-time favorite greens, collards, in the various stages of growth.)


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