Sunday, August 20, 2017

 Tomato time. Pickup some of these beautiful heirloom varieties at market this week.
 Daikon radish seedlings
 Husk cherries ready for harvest
Recently hatched monarch caterpillar on milkweed plant by the barn

Small share choose 8, large share 10:

Leeks
Husk Cherries
Eggplant
Sweet Onions
Green peppers
Ripe peppers
Cherry tomatoes
Basil
Tomatoes
Carrots
Green beans
Chard
Cucumbers
Zucchini
Garlic
Pea shoots
Sunflower shoots
Beets
Lettuce mix
Kale
Flour

Sunday, August 13, 2017

 No onions...they drowned


 Dead potatoes with weeds


Well, because of the lack of onions and potatoes this year (first two photos) we had to sit down this week and replan our plantings for what crops we could have for this fall and winter (third photo).

 Luna, Liz and Gemini
Daikon radishes just planted. Now we actually need some rain!!

Small share choose 8, large share 10:

Leeks
Husk Cherries
Eggplant
Sweet Onions
Green peppers
Ripe peppers
Cherry tomatoes
Basil
Tomatoes
Carrots
Green beans
Chard
Cucumbers
Zucchini
Garlic
Pea shoots
Sunflower shoots
Beets
Cabbage
Broccoli (maybe)
Lettuce mix
Kale
Flour

Sunday, August 6, 2017

 The dragon tongues are really kicking into high gear now.
 Liz between the tomato walls
 A couple of the onions that did not rot. We have had two major crop failures this year: potatoes (due to rotting and an unexpected outbreak of leafhoppers) and onions, leeks and shallots (due to rotting from excessive cold and moisture last spring). This will be a major impact on our sales through winter. We will try to have enough for the CSA though. Very frustrating! We have learned a couple things to help in the future: We need to plant even later than we did this year. A couple more weeks in the spring will help the soil warm and dry up. And we need gutters on our hoophouses. When we have excessive rainfall, water rushes off the roof and runs into the nearby beds, some of which were onions, leeks and shallots this year.

Small share choose 8, large share 10:

Leeks
Husk Cherries
Eggplant (maybe)
Sweet Onions
Green peppers
Ripe peppers
Cherry tomatoes
Basil
Tomatoes
Carrots
Green beans
Chard
Cucumbers
Zucchini
Garlic
Pea shoots
Sunflower shoots
Beets
Cabbage
Broccoli (maybe)
Lettuce mix
Kale