Nights

Calendula and Nigella in the cart, mid-harvest.

2017 Week 24, Summer CSA 2 of 26

It was so nice to meet everyone this past week. I have been so curious to know who all you glorious both-feet-jumpers-into-water were.  I really, really want, and ought, to say 'Thank You, so much!" for being a part of the farm this first year. Yes, Thank you!

Hot days mean warm nights, which are generally great for things here on the farm. Everything seems to be growing well enough, and the forecast for rain this week is a nice balance. I seeded the fifth and final planting of tomatoes this morning, weeded the third planting of carrots, found the scythe to work quite well in cleaning-up the orchard, and smiled and sighed with great relief at the foxtail millet and soybeans that germinated in our last field. In a few months I will 'roll' these down as an in-situ mulch for fall broccoli-family crops. Think of it like sprinkling seed from a bucket, only to find you had actually put down 80 bales of straw.

Oh, yes, and how about these warm nights? It's like the amusement park finally opened the gates, and we all stream into this great, walled world.

See you on the farm,
Austin

 

Expected Harvest

Greens
Cabbage(s)
Chard(s)
Kale(s)
Lettuce, Head
Purslane*

Veggies
Beans, Fava
Gailaan
Peas, Snap
Peas, Snow

Roots
Kohlrabi
Radish, Salad
Turnip, Salad*

Herbs
Dill*
Basil, Thai Sweet (Horapa)*
Garlic, Scapes
Scallions

Flowers

*New This Week

Done with the morning harvest, just as the sun rises. It will take a bit longer come summer. :)

Some amazing detail in the crenulations of a squash blossom.