The frosts have hit Florida hard. We are sad to see some farms not even at market this past week. All the more important to buy the local crops that were salvaged! And to help ease the burden, we spent some time in the S&S garden this past weekend.
Everything is humming along nicely, with very little weed regrowth. The peas are flowering and need trellising; the carrot seedlings need thinning. Lettuce, beets, beans, rainbow chard, radishes . . . just adorable at this age! We found some transplants at Nelson's Market and added some winter vegetables to the frost bare parts: green cabbage, red cabbage, broccoli and collards. We are going to save the heat loving veggies for a bit later in the season after all this winter's chill.
It feels good inside us, too, to work in the sun with the breeze and the bugs. To see such direct result from our hands to our table, how much time and care are required, makes us value and appreciate each meal more. So much of our modern lives is brought to us through somebody else's labors; it is truly connecting to bring about our own direct result. And delicious! We hope you'll see S&S Kitchen Garden under Farmers of the Week very soon!