Hattie’s Garden is happy to announce that arugula is back on the table! We are harvesting our first batch of young, beautiful and very flavorful arugula this week and will have it at the Garden Shack Farmers Market (GSFM) on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Garden Shack is located at 19884 Beaver Dam Road (Route 23) in Lewes, less than two miles south of Hattie’s Garden. You can’t miss it!
Plants Available This Week
We will also have the following plants for your home garden at the Market.
- Lettuce — We have delicate, delightful lettuces you can’t find at a grocery store. Our partial list includes
- Red Sails — an attractive loose-leaf that is slow to become bitter or bolt, even in heat and has a soft texture and buttery flavor that appeals to all ages.
- Black Seeded Simpson — an open-pollinated loose-leaf highly adaptable lettuce for plantings throughout the season.
- Sweet Valentine — an American heirloom Romaine that boasts brilliant red leaves on both sides that is a great addition to any salad with its sweet and crispy fresh flavor.
- Kagraner Sommer — an open-pollinated butterhead that has tasty, well-formed medium sized heads that are slow to bolt in summer heat.
- Bouquet Dill — can be grown for the “leaf” and also for the nice dill seed if you allow it to grow through its flowering stage.
- Greek Oregano — tends to be the most savory and earthy of oregano varieties.
- English Thyme — this savory herb is a versatile seasoning for soups, chicken, seafood, vegetables, and sauces.
- Calypso Cilantro — excellent eating quality and lots of leaves on this variety that is slow to bolt.
- Berggarten Sage — pungent flavor and aroma make ‘Berggarten’ a culinary delight. More compact than other species, the large oval leaves are unlike that of typical garden sage.
For those who have signed up with our 2016 Plant CSA you can use your credits. We don’t have enough ready to do a plant sale at Hattie’s Garden until next week, so please visit us at the Market on Beaver Dam Rd. to pick things up, as well as to see what other vendors are doing. It is a great market.
If the time frame of Thursday afternoon does not work for you and you would like either some arugula to eat or some of our available plants, please email Hattie so we can make other arrangements for you to stop by the garden this week.
Next week our first batch of heirloom tomatoes plants will be ready. We will have our first “official” plant sale at Hattie’s Garden, as well as offering a good selection at the Garden Shack Farmers Market.
A date and time will be announced for our Hattie’s Garden plant sale as we watch the weather for next week. We will continue to have lettuce selections and more of an assortment of herbs, as well as perhaps the first of our annual flowers.
This week has been the first really warm weather we have had in several weeks and all of our plants are responding by putting on lots of growth quickly. Soon we will have an abundance of plants for you and more salad ingredients too!
Stay tuned and hope to see you Thursday at Garden Shack Farmers Market.
Yours in the garden,