When I tell people about this portion of what I’m doing with my summer (the urban farm part,) they tend to be a bit underwhelmed. “How much food can you get from a double lot in the city?” they say. Well, it turns out, quite a bit. A double LOT, I like to say. (Pun intended.) We have harvested large piles of chard, kale and collards. Cucumbers and summer squashes are taking off. I have a feeling, in not too long, we will be drowning in tomatoes.
We’ve also been harvesting some things that you just don’t need too much of, like the super spicy spanish radishes! Woo Hoo! They have a nice burn!
Harvesting these radishes has made me excited to harvest our carrots. Carrots, I discovered a few years ago, have a lot more carrot-ture (get it?! Character? Carrot-ture?! ) than I knew.
You can take a funky bunch of seemingly regular carrots like this:
and find a crew of frolicking dancers:
or just a couple who would rather relax by a stream:
I hope you (and I) find time to do both, and soon!
Farm Apprentice Kara