2019 Week 09, Winter CSA 7 of 12
What a great week we’ve had, and will have! I seeded the broccoli family crops — broccoli, cabbage, kale, and kohlrabi — in the greenhouse on Monday. The spring has had its way with them the last two years, but we are trying a few new things to keep them alive after transplant — a more thorough hardening-off process, a pine-based wash to prevent post-transplant desiccation, and a “we’re not in New Hampshire anymore” approach to soil moisture — i.e., the ground isn’t necessarily, and probably actually isn’t, sodden in the spring. The cabbage and the kohlrabi comprise a significant chunk of this batch, as our new fermentation partner, Gathered Threads, will be culturing them this summer. Hip hip.
This is also the week we scramble to prepare the farm for its new living mulch mix. That means we till, seed, and roll the entire annual half of the farm. I really do like how easy it is to just say a thing, as opposed to do it. Because that sure was easy to say. :) If you don’t see me in the greenhouse at pick-up, I’m out there doing that.
A reminder that we still have some shares to sell for this summer, AND that you get 10% cash back of every dollar you successfully refer into the CSA.
Enjoy the weather, &
See you on the farm,
Dried Culinary Herbs
Winter CSA Dates
02/27/19, 03/13/19, 03/27/19, 04/10/19, 04/24/19, 05/08/19, 05/22/19