Seven Springs

Flower drying experiment to see what will or won't.

Expected Harvest

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

Veggies
Beans, Fava
Beans, Snap
Corn, Sweet
Cucumbers
Leeks*
Squash, Summer

Roots
Carrots
Kohlrabi
Beets
Onion, Fresh
Radish, Salad
Turnip, Salad

Herbs
Shiso*
Basil, Italian
Basil, Holy/Tulsi/Grapao
Garlic, Scapes
Parsley*
Scallions

Flowers

*New This Week

2017 Week 27, Summer CSA Week 5 of 26

Seven Springs Farm is an organic farm and materials supplier near Blacksburg, with the best options, and the nicest folks on the phone. Looking for a new source for potting soil, I emailed them Friday morning with a few questions. As happenstance had it, I found myself driving down to Seven Springs Farm that afternoon. It sure is pretty down there, and the folks I finally got to meet sure are nice, and I sure do hope that what I got works for the close to three thousand broccoli-family crops we just seeded. :) If it does, I am glad to have found a less expensive potting-soil option for the farm until our vermicompost system comes online. More importantly, though, I am really glad to have found another planet of biological farming goodness out there in this new state of mine. It sure is nice to find nice.

On this farm, I have finally settled-out the perennial herbs and flowers for the year, and am quite ready to get back to work cleaning the orchard. I imagine the Fourth of July as the semi-official line after which cover crops can go in for the fall, and so will be on that shortly. If I haven't mentioned it yet, as a class, my favorite thing to grow on the farm are the cover crops. Come fall we shall have a farm tour, and we can all marvel at their greenness. Mmmm, mmmm. Until then ...

See you on the farm,
Austin

I pulled the 'Music' hardneck garlic two weeks ago. This is the 'Silverwhite' softneck from this morning.