Tomatoes, Large & Small
Basil, Sweet Thai/Horapa
*New This Week
2017 Week 34, Summer CSA Week 12 of 26
It is too dark in the morning now to be harvesting at six; and by the end of the work day, it finally starts to feel like it, with shadows, in fact, and something akin to coolness. It is still in the nineties, I know -- don't ask how many shirts I wear through each day -- but I am always hopefully attuned to autumn, and I think I am beginning to sense it.
Because we grow for four seasons, and not just summer, even in this heat I am watching our days to the first frost, making sure the carrots size-up in time, or the beans are dry before the winter greens, or the cover crop fixes enough fertility before the end of fall. On that end, dear work-share James and I harvested the first three beds of dry beans this afternoon. I will have to dry them down a bit more, but so far so good. We have six varieties trialling in the field this year -- 'Kebarika,' 'Carolina Crowder,' 'Calypso,' 'Kenearly Yellow Eye,' 'Midnight Turtle Black,' and 'Quincy Pinto' -- 'Kebarika,' a Kenyan heirloom, are those we got today.
Be well & See you on the farm,