Remember the bok choi and snow peas we planted in the raised beds back in March? Well, they’re growing away! Here’s a little update… Also, if you’re in the Seattle area, this weekend is the Seattle Tilth Edible Plant Fair in Wallingford. It’s a great way to celebrate the beginning of the season and stock up on all kinds of fun starts.
The bok choi is happy as a bunch of baby clams, out in there raised feed bin beds on the side patio. They’re going gangbusters. When harvesting baby bok choi, here’s a tip: Cut off all of the leaves on one bunch, about 1 1/2″ from the base. They’ll grow back faster happier than if you cut off just a few leaves at a time. And, here’s a few lovely bok choi recipes… Homemade Pasta with Pancetta, Scarlet Runner Beans & Bok Choi; Thai Curry Noodles with Kabocha Squash, Bok Choi and Prawns; and Mushroom, Miso & Bok Choi Udon Noodles.
The snow peas seem to be right on track. We had good luck with the Territorial Seeds we used last year, so we’re trying thse Avalanche Snow Peas this year. We’re looking forward to some great recipes with these beauties. Soon, they’ll be climbing up their special trellis.
What are you planting this month?
- Bok Choi & Spicy Garlic Prawns over Rich Brothy Udon Noodles (seattlefoodshed.wordpress.com)
- Storing and Preparing Bok Choi (happydayfarmscsa.com)
- Sriracha Chili Garlic Bok Choy | Recipes with Riki (justaddcheese.com)