It's been another eventful week at Providence Hill Produce. We've had 4 new plots made into beds with the help of a guy and his tractor, and we're getting ready for a big week of planting this week. One of the plots will be sown with green manure to boost the organic matter and will be used for Spring planting, another will be covered with weed mat in case we need it, and the other 2 will be planted out with all the Autumn/Winter seedlings.
This week in your box you can expect a mix of the following:
Cooking tomatoes - with the rain a lot of the earliest tomatoes have split. We're putting them in so that you can make a delicious pasta sauce or tomato soup and not let these tasty (but ugly) tomatoes go to waste.
Zucchini - picked lots of yellow, costada, tromboncino and green zucchinis this evening. They have been enjoying the rain.
Baby leaf mix - mix of baby greens for salad.
Baby beets - struggled with the dry heat of summer, but are looking cute now. Don't forget you can eat beetroot leaves a bit like spinach.
Eggplant or capsicum - despite picking a whopper eggplant this arvo, they are still taking a long time to mature. We couldn't quite pick enough eggplant and capsicum for everyone so there are some delicious young cabbages going in the mix too.
Basil or parsley - both looking great at the moment. We're currently planting parsley to get us through winter too.
Apples - this week we have another beautiful batch of apples from Logan Brae. They're a red apple that is sweet and crisp. If you haven't been out to Logan Brae before it's well worth a visit. They have a stunning spot out on the Shipley Plateau. Check them out at www.loganbrae.com.au.
Hope you enjoy this week's boxes. Don't forget sign up is available for Autumn season at www.providencehillproduce.com/shop. If you're a current customer check your email for a discount code.