Frost

Some 'Khing Yai' Thai ginger. The fancy translation is, get ready: 'big ginger.' 'Bubba Baba Blue' Hawaiian ginger is the other in the field. Enjoy all over the place.

Some 'Khing Yai' Thai ginger. The fancy translation is, get ready: 'big ginger.' 'Bubba Baba Blue' Hawaiian ginger is the other in the field. Enjoy all over the place.

Expected Harvest

Greens
Arugula*
Tokyo Bekana*
Lettuce
Kale
Spicy Mix*

Veggies
Eggplant
Leek
Okra
Pepper, Sweet
Squash, Winter
Tomatoes

Roots
Beets
Carrots
Fennel, Bulb
Onion
Potato
Sunroot (Jerusalem Artichoke)
Sweet Potatoes
Turnip, Winter

Herbs
Cilantro
Garlic
Ginger*
Lemongrass
Pepper, Hot
Turmeric*

2017 Week 43, Summer CSA Week 21 of 26

All spring and summer we work to keep our plants alive, but some mornings in the fall we walk out in the fields and hear ourselves wonder, "Why won't you just die?" And we smile at that hearing. Well, we had our first semi-real frost, which killed the last of the basil, the beans, the summer squash, and most of the tomato greenery. The okra, surprisingly, still looks okay. In short, we are just about out of the summer farm, and into the fall one, with its roots and greens for the morning harvest.

The Winter CSA will most likely be a month-to-month affair, as I nail it down here in Virginia. The biggest loss so far are the potatoes, which I had already shifted into the Summer CSA. I am still watching the winter greens, as I know there is much weeding ahead before we are out of the one-inch woods.

The Summer CSA is now for sale. The farm depends upon your early sign-up to buy the seed and seed starting mix in winter that make our vegetables ready in summer. Onions, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and the like all start their life in February so you can have them in July. Get $100 back for every share you successfully refer into the CSA. In theory, you could get paid to be a member, if you're that good at marketing.

Okay, see you on the farm,
Austin

So denotes the passage of frost. A Summer Squash leaf the morning after.

So denotes the passage of frost. A Summer Squash leaf the morning after.

Just because I thought it was pretty. A Popcorn tassel before the compost heap.

Just because I thought it was pretty. A Popcorn tassel before the compost heap.