Farm Fresh Goodies from One Song Farm
The gardens at One Song are abundant and overflowing with potential players for the season to come. Farmers Lisa Fuller and Sun have opened up 1/4 acre of growing beds in the field and Lisa’s very excited about having the room to grow.
“We’ve been trialing 7 different kinds of romaine lettuce, 6 new kinds of beautiful and different head lettuces, 2 new small head napa cabbages, some new robust mustard greens and 2 new kinds of kale,” says Lisa. “All seem to be doing well and it will be hard to choose who to put on the standard list.
Sun is steadily pot testing all of the seeds we saved at the Moloa’a farm and the germination has been fantastic, 100% for many. Quite amazing considering our rustic environment and storage. So those current generations of plants from our own seed will be making their appearance on our market table as well.
We’ve begun the seed saving season with some fun varieties of lettuce, cilantro, and we’re coaxing an open pollinated cabbage to grace us with a long seed growing season with (hopefully) success at the finale. Now, that would be something…
We continue to bring produce to the Saturday Namahana farmers market at Kauai Mini Golf in Kilauea from 9 a.m. to noon. We’ve begun bringing some produce to the Healthy Hut in Kilauea as the garden is beginning to REALLY produce. All of our lettuce trials are hitting the table now so come and get it! Napa cabbages have been a big hit, too, and our green head cabbage has become a staple. And you can also taste our beets, beet greens, Lutz beet greens, perpetual spinach, Malabar spinach, 3 kinds of kale (curly, red Russian, lacinato), chard, dasheen, tat soi, da cheong chae, arugula, collards, Portuguese leaf cabbage, and the major kid pleaser, ice cream bean pods. That’s all I can remember at this writing but more is coming as the season turns.
Good to see all at the Seed and Plant Exchange on Sunday. I’m still a bit high from all of the delicious hugs I received that day. YUM! Good to see all the plant people out and about.”
All is well at One Song Farm,
Lisa and Sun