Wild Roots Update

Hello, everyone!

It’s a beautiful, beautiful day in Evanston, and the garden is looking lovely. The numerous tomato plants are growing strong, and some are even growing sporadically in other parts of the garden, away from this year’s group. With this abundance of tomato plants, I can’t wait to see the fruit they bear!

On the southern side of the garden, the potatoes are also growing well, too. Pretty soon, some of them might start flowering. Now, when I worked on the farm in Japan last summer, we had to protect our potatoes with huge nets to keep wild hogs from digging them up. Hopefully, though, we won’t have that same problem over here!

This week, we harvested cilantro, dill, basil, oregano, and some purple asparagus and collards and delivered them to Norris. Hopefully the chefs were able to use them in some delicious dishes! It looks like there will be more to harvest this week, including more basil, mint, more oregano, more collards, and thyme.

Sadly, the arugula and spinach have bolted, but the good news is that we can save seeds for the next round!

And last, but not least, the Lunch on the Lake series begins this Tuesday, June 28, from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm! There will be live music, good food, and plenty more. As part of the series, NuCuisine Fresh Markets will be happening from 11:00-1:30 pm. Wild Roots will have a booth and will be selling delicious homemade tea, dried herbs, seedlings, and maybe some fresh herbs. We hope you can stop by to say hello! (More information is available here.)

Enjoy the weather- it’s really starting to feel like summer!