2017 Week 36, Summer CSA Week 14 of 26
On the colors of the earth. In the midst of the over-burnt glare of summer, it's hard to remember the nearly neon, profusive greens are spring. But I think this new palette is my favorite: gentler, sometimes sadder, but more wholly defined; not just green, but all colors, and in the coolness more visible.
The farm brain is currently focused on winter and next spring: A trial generation of early spring flowers went in last week, as seedlings that I actually seeded in July. Parsley, scallions, and cilantro are up in the greenhouse as seedlings for fresh herbs this winter. The lettuce and spinach seed is in the walk-in, cooling itself to more readily germinate when we put them in a few weeks from now. And the old seed catalogs were out at pick-up last week, to see if there's anything we're not doing that might make next year better. Let me know from your end.
I am pleased to note that I seeded a half bed of spinach last week before pick-up, and they are germinated, and brilliant in their greenness. I seeded the other half this morning, because what was I thinking only doing half a bed in the first place, I smile.
I hope you are well,
See you on the farm,
Basil, Italian -- if healthy.
Basil, Thai Sweet
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