Hi friends –
(yeah, I know this is a day late…)
This is the final week for Green Season – most of you are continuing on into main, and really we haven’t had any joins for main at all. In many cases folks are wanting to take some time out of town after three years of some sort of lock down – which is very reasonable.
There will be a monthly update to the “interested” list coming out early next week, which will repeat a bit that needs to be said here. First, delivery will remain on Friday. It makes no sense to split it up. Second, there will be an option for a Tuesday 3-6PM farm call for folks that want to use their weekend. Additionally, there will be a opportunity for anyone to come on Saturday or Tuesday and get a box of veggies or a bonus box of the expected large crops of fruit, tomatoes, and other warm season veggies like beans. Those seeds were bought and planted, so hey, there you go. If you as a main season member want to miss a delivery and then come on Tuesday to pick up, speak up.
Speaking of fruit – the Fig trees are really really happy with warm dry weather. You might think that they are a desert crop… Berries and Grapes are not doing what they “normally” do, as well – so it remains to be seen how that all plays out.
The next few weeks are pretty intense for starting warm season crops – That said, this last week of Green season will be pretty similar to what has been coming out. The Cilantro is really growing fast, and the volunteer potatoes are also. There are blossoms on a couple of the Cherry tomatoes, and the red beets are finally kicking into gear. The Cegolaine and Red Iceberg just keep giving, and the Chard is getting some nice size.
|The Cegolaine and some Winter Density are the main lettuces this week – there might be a red Iceberg that needs to be kicked out of a Tomato bed. The Tomatoes are stretching out and heading for the sky…
|This might be the last week of the green Cabbage – it is splitting and going to seed. Red Cabbage is getting ready. Some Kale is ready, Broccoli is considering if it wants to form florets. Voles are preying on it though – they took out all the Cauliflower. Grrrr.
|Beets… maybe in two weeks?
|Arugula, Wasabi mustard, a bit of Spinach.
|Cilantro, Parsley, Chives, Mint, Oregano, Basil (baby tiny Basil) Celery leaf or two. Thyme and Sage in a couple weeks.
|Cut flowers start maybe next week – although a herd of deer raided the roses up by the house.
It was a big thrill to have one of you ask for Rhubarb…
Cut hay 5/31 – first time ever for us – last year it was August before hay could be cut, and most of it was not very good. This is shockingly lovely (if you like hay).