First, sorry for missing the regularly scheduled update of Wednesday – distractions happen and when you lose your flow it all falls apart… So, here is a better-late-than-ever weekly update. Squash. This is the Winter Squash official four week window. Obviously, Gill’s Pippen went out last week, but this week you either get farmer’s choice… Continue reading Week 17 of 20 – main season last four weeks!
Corn. The corn this year has finally reached the point where it is officially ripe – the Shilofarm Corn Test Team (Doug) successfully enjoyed fresh sweet corn… by the way – the smart farm people on line claim that the longer after it is picked the less wonderful it tastes. The corn tested here sat… Continue reading Week 16 has come upon us… four more after this!
The surprise of the week was an accidental delivery of a winter squash. There is a feedback report due that tells how it tastes – Perhaps a text message should be sent to get information. It is a tiny squash – Gill’s Golden Pippen… and there are more of them thinking about being ripe. Sorta.… Continue reading the 15th Week of Main Season!
This is a fun time for the CSA because so many summer crops are in season – the main lagging veggie is the sweet corn – which does seem to be valiantly striving to ripen: The best guess is that there might be some young ears next week – the silk on the faster growers… Continue reading Week 14 of the main season
September is a transition month here at the garden – the slow crops (corn, winter squash and melons) are showing signs of being ready, and the earlier summer crops are closing up shop for the season. A fine bean crop is about 3/4 done, for example. The slicer tomato crop this year is smaller that… Continue reading September Monthly Update
Idling away on the computer when all at once… Hey! Time for the in-the-box post! So here’s the “in the box” post for week 13. Generally, this is a great time of the year for the garden. The only thing really yet to come is Sweet Corn – and there are a lot of very… Continue reading Week… uh, 13! my how time flies!
Here is the apology for no “in the box” email last week. There are several excuses that could be given, but the fact of the matter is that it did not get done. You did, however, get your box. That is good, and essential! The beans were a big show-up last week, and will continue… Continue reading week 12. Yeah. About week 11. Sorry, no post for week 11.
This is the last of the first half, right? And the warm season crops are showing up, finally! Last week you all got samples of new potatoes – the idea was to give you a full pint of just one variety. The Red Norland, however, is deciding to turn yellow, which means that most of… Continue reading The Tenth Week!
It is so hot… and dry! This week has all been about getting a more robust irrigation system hooked up – it is so much drier that the system has to be run twice, and the number of emitters doubled for some plants. The crops are loving the heat, mostly – although by the end… Continue reading Ninth week of the main season… August!
The big excitement on the farm this week was the round up of the runaway bulls… They came back (with a lot of flies!) tired, slimmer, and stressed out. It was odd to watch them crash (eat, sleep, fight with each other) and then kinda settle in. They are in the confinement quarters usually assigned… Continue reading This is week 8…