Winter Season started this week…

Here we go, Winter Season is underway! There are five of you, which is good because there was a big shortfall in the starts for the season – lots of winter kill. That said, for you folks there is some nice produce for this first week.

Cegolaine Lettuce basking under the grow light

Winter season is a bit of a gamble every year because, well, it is very vulnerable to cold, dark, rodents, quail, and mold. But that lettuce head (see above) is really pretty, and it has friends eager to join you for salads. There are also some good sized salad turnips, a few really attractive Cilantro, and a LOT of really tall green onions.

Gangly green onions – all the fault of low light

It is likely that a few radishes for the greens might show up for you as well, and there is a lovely stand of some Spinach. The main effort hereon is going to be to keep the things like Bok Choi and the mustards growing, and starting seeds. The propagation benches are full, and there are trays sitting out on shelves and on some of the beds. The chard and beets are getting set out this coming week, and there will be parsley really soon – it is being vigorous, and really wants to be planted soon.

So – in the box/choices this week:

Greens Lettuce, baby bok choi, Salad Turnip greens, Spinach
Roots Salad Turnip, baby dragon radishes for the greens, maybe a parsnip or two, maybe small carrots (over-wintered)
Herbs Cilantro (is Cilantro an herb?)

Remember that farm call can be Tuesday between 3-5 as well as the more traditional Saturday. It is helpful if you text an arrival time.

By Doug

--- 'farmer doug' is the planner and heavy lifter for the CSA and the LLC. Loves to teach; "ask him the time, he'll tell you how to make a clock." Always has a new idea to try, some of which work. BTW - if you try and phone call, and you are NOT in his caller ID you will not be answered - just leave a message and you will be called right back.

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