Another Tuesday, another update from the CSA. Technically there is only one left after this for the year, so tough it out, you can make it! Behold the Cabbage: This is a bit ironic – two weeks left, and there FINALLY is a nice looking brassica! So – guess what you all will have in… Continue reading Week 3 of the extended season – the day the Cabbage Came
Wow. What a lot of Fall weather all at once! A quick freeze, and then several inches of rain and that is all for drought, smoke and heat! The major questions for the garden are how much damage from the freeze. The challenge of picking in the rain or at a minimum cold and windy… Continue reading Week two of four in the extended season
Extended season week 1 – also known as “clean out what is left” season… Fall has three ‘events’ only one of which is certain in its arrival: Dark happens more than light. The other two are fall rain/storms and first frost. So far, only the Fall of the First Part has happened. The major impact… Continue reading Let the extended season commence!
This week wraps up main season – good, bad and ugly. Those of you ending your year – be sure and set your box out next week as usual for pickup and a gift. Those of you continuing – four weeks of extended season awaits your veggie pleasure, thank you for your support! this picture… Continue reading Week 20!
Everything comes to a close sometime, and the CSA main season is very near to done. In the fall as things draw to a close part of the garden job is cleaning up and preparing the beds for winter, and then for Spring. The main goal is to not make the same mistakes ever again:… Continue reading Nineteenth week of the main season!
welcome to Fall! Fall actually by the calendar came in the middle of last week – but hey, it is real now. Nights are more than daylight, cooler temps and some rain forecast for the pick day on Wednesday. That inspired picking of the slow and tedious plants tonight. Somehow there ended up being 10… Continue reading week 18
Time to ask those of you who signed up for the main season if you are going to tag on the Extended season – obviously, if you paid for the whole year that isn’t a question. Officially, the last week of Main season ends Oct. 15 (farm call Saturday). Extended season is four additional weeks… Continue reading Only Three weeks left!
Cooled off all of a sudden – a September thing. Only a week till the equinox (at the time of this writing), and the light is going really fast. The Carrots and Parsnips are thrilled by cool nights and the other cool season crops are pleased as well. The fall snap peas have been pretty… Continue reading Week 16 (four weeks left in main season!)
Happy September… This is a continuation of “How strange is the weather.” In 2021, there was a frost in September. In 2022, it is running in the 80’s. The peppers and tomatoes are rocking it – and green beans are (finally) getting ripe. The Friday and Saturday crews last week got green beans, it looks… Continue reading Week 15 – 5 left!
Last boxes of August/First boxes of September this week. Carrots and beans are making a debut, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Cabbage are being shy. Note that those 90+ days that seem to pop up for two or three days in the row are NOT what Brocc, Caul and Cabb like. Oh, and corn is (finally) showing… Continue reading Week 14 and counting