Yesterday at the farmers market, a customer asked a very relevant question about our Veggie Club/CSA. She wanted to know which kinds of vegetables we grow. The short answer would be – any vegetable that can be grown successfully in Oklahoma. Notice that I said ”successfully”. With some vegetables, we make repeated attempts with but don’t succeed. Some we have succeeded a time or two with and then had problems, like broccoli and cauliflower. Brussels Sprouts failed last year. Oklahoma weather can be very challenging for some vegetables.

BUT gratefully we have lots of vegetables that do succeed! Starting with the cool weather line-up beginning in mid-April, the following should be available until it gets too hot: Leaf lettuce heads, green onions, bok choy, cilantro, turnips, kale, radish, beets, cabbage, carrots, spinach and sweet onions. The warm weather crops are: cucumbers, squash, chard, tomatoes, green beans, cantaloupe, watermelons, sweet corn, leeks, Irish potatoes, eggplant, bell peppers, hot peppers, okra, peas and sweet potatoes and a few other herbs. We usually grow 2 or 3 varieties of some veggies, too. Keep in mind that it is all seasonal. I think that eating seasonally takes the boredom out of eating right. If it only comes around once or twice a year, you are a lot more excited about seeing it. Our forefathers couldn’t have it shipped in, so they relished each new crop as it came ready. I would like to be your gardener. I tell you what’s going to be ready each week online, and you tell us what to pick for you. Sign up here

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