24 March 2023

In this week’s box:

Visitor in the nursery this week
  • Tomato
    • We pick these before they ripen fully – meaning, before the bugs eat away at them! Let these sit out on the counter until ripe.
  • Arugula
    • If this arrives to you slightly wilted, stick it in a glass of water immediately and place it in the fridge; it should perk right back up.
  • Lettuce
  • Mini eggplant
  • Zucchini
  • Collard greens or curly kale
  • Strawberries
  • Herb bundle including rose geranium, rosemary and parsley
    • Rose geranium: this rose-scented herb is wonderfully relaxing. Steep the leaves in water for tea to soothe the nervous system or digestive system, to help relieve pre-menstrual and menopausal symptoms, and to relax sore or stiff muscles. The essential oil is commonly used in skincare products due to its astringent, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. For a lo-tech application of these benefits, place a few sprigs in a handcloth to scrub your skin in the bath. Check out this article for some culinary inspiration – or simply place dry leaves in a jar of sugar to create rose geranium infused sugar! You can also infuse cream, butter, simple syrup or berry jams with its delightful aroma. And like the cuban oregano last week, stick a sprig of rose geranium in the ground and grow your own plant!
  • Zinnia and marigold bouquet
Harvesting strawberries