2019 Week 38, Summer CSA 16 of 26
What a gorgeous, cool, cloudy day. I am pretty certain every living thing here on the farm is smiling about it. All it took was a little rain—or, 1.5 inches in 30 minutes, as we got last Wednesday—to bring the farm back to life. I reseeded all the lettuce, arugula, spicy mix, asian greens, and spinach on Saturday. The nature of the rest of the season—as always—will tell us what we get from that, but the fact of their quick emergence makes me happy. Spinach will continue to grow until we dip under 10 hours in a day—mid-November on this farm—which means that if we have any kind of an Indian summer, they might properly size-up. If it turns cool, they will be around tea-cup size on Halloween, which is perfect for overwintering until the spring when they resume growth.
In order of appearance, our raspberries are: ‘Joan J' ‘Caroline’ ‘Heritage’ and ‘Josephine.’ The first three quarters have stopped producing, with just ‘Josephine’—as expected—remaining. What we get at this point, I’m going to set aside for winter, when I will also take some time to consider pulling out ‘Joan J’—not especially early for us, and not productive—to plant more ‘Josephine.’ We’ll have to wait for all of its yield numbers to come in, though, before we can really know.
I hope you all enjoyed meeting Andrew and/or Sarah from Althea Bread last week. They will not be here again, but their bread can be! Don’t forget to get in touch with them to sign-up for a weekly loaf. It’s not too late for this month.
We are six weeks away from the average first frost! Let the countdown begin.
See you on the farm,
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