• Brae Farm Weekly Notes for the Kitchen – September 22, 2023

    Hi everyone,


    There are lots of changes to the list this week as more spring crops come on. We could start doing a light harvest from the lovage and tarragon plants, and the fig trees are in leaf again. I’ve added (tiny) baby carrots back to the list, along with chive buds, pea flowers, society garlic flowers, and salad burnet.


    We’ve spotted our first few broad bean pods forming. We should discuss optimal sizing and we’ll see if there’s enough ready to pick on Tuesday.


    We have a new succession of mini mak daikon and some pink-skinned daikon that we could pick on Tuesday, but they are only baby-sized and we can leave them for a couple of weeks if you’d prefer them bigger.


    We also have a new bed of bok choi coming on in the polytunnel if Dan would like to check the size.


    There is another flush of artichokes ready to pick.


    The citrus is slowing down, although there are still significant quantities of oranges, myer lemons, and lemonades on the trees.


    Thanks! Jo

    Jodie Lawson – Brae Head Gardener