Tuesday, September 8, 2009

In the Share: Week 18

No-till French Fingerling potatoes

TOMATOES (F/P) After this week, expect not so much.
FRENCH FINGERLING POTATOES (F/P) From our awesome no-till bed shown in the photo above.
REDWING ONIONS (F/P) A new red storage type we are trialing.
MELONS (F) More luscious watermelons and a few cantaloupe.
LETTUCE (F/P) The 4 inches of rain that fell a few weeks ago is causing some of them to bolt prematurely. We're picking the best from the patch and sending them in.
BROCCOLI (P) The first of much more to come. The patch looks very promising.
CHOICE OF GREENS (F) Arugula, kale, Asian greens or more broccoli raab.
HERB CHOICE (F/P) Jalapenos, thai basil, Genovese basil, parsley or a dried herb.

ALSO THIS WEEK: Parker Farms delivery

NEXT WEEK: More tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, beans and okra. The salsa fixins and the melons are dwindling. More fall crops like broccoli, greens, lettuce and perhaps some kohlrabi. The first of the fall beets and more garlic.

The irrigation pond on a foggy morning

THE FIELDS: How quickly summer has faded. It seems it never fully arrived and now its already gone. Lucky for us the summer fruits are still around. This is truly the time of season to celebrate the harvest. During the transition from summer to fall you get the best of both seasons: tomatoes and broccoli, melons and lettuce.
We've been finishing up the last of the fall plantings. This week we planted cilantro, dill and more arugula. Today we were going to plant the spinach and the last radishes but an isolated cell popped up and dumped an inch of rain on us in about an hour's time. Seems to be the story with the spinach this fall. Every time we prepare to plant it, it rains. If we don't get it planted soon, it will not mature in time for a fall harvest. Instead we can cover the young plants for the winter and harvest it in the spring. That is if we can ever get it in the ground!

1 comment:

PreemptiveKiss said...

What a beautiful fog pic! - Stacey