Week 9: Weed free carrots

radish9

This week in the pack we expect to have:

edible podded peas; 2 bunches of carrots; salad mix; basil; zucchini; a choice of parsley, dill or cilantro; cucumbers; green onions or radishes; strawberries.

We are planning to have an Open Farm Day on Saturday August 9 from 2pm on.  We will open the farm to visitors and make time to connect and answer questions.  We’ll organize another one in October for those who can’t make it in August.

I was also asked to mention two other things:

1 – It is a good idea to take the tops off your carrot bunches and put them in a clear plastic bag in the fridge to keep them fresh and crisp.  Clear bags are good for all vegetables so you can keep the veggies fresh and see what’s in the bags!

2 – All cheques should be made to Jen or David Greenberg, not Abundant Acres.  Our credit union recommended we keep the business account in our names to avoid business account fees.  We have a very cool credit union.  But they can’t accept cheques in the business name.

This week on the farm the guys were getting the front field ready for planting.  It has been land formed for better drainage, cover cropped, and made into raised beds for fall and winter crops.  They have also been working on getting weed-free carrots and salad mix.  On Saturday David gave a weed control workshop in Antigonish at the Bethany Garden.  It was a beautiful day and we even fit in a little swim in the ocean near Cape George!

Almost weed-free carrots

Almost weed-free carrots

David really likes to sink his hands in the soil!

up to elbows9 Soon we hope to have lots of tomatoes (including sungold tomatoes), peppers, eggplants, garlic, and melons.  Below is a sneak preview, along with other pictures of the farm this week.

The peppers are looking big and beefy behind the ginger root boxes

The peppers are looking big and beefy behind the ginger root boxes

tomatoes9

Benjamin using the wheel hoe to prepare parsnips for hilling.  David applying compost in the background with the cattle looking on

Benjamin using the wheel hoe to prepare parsnips for hilling. David applying compost in the background.  Cattle looking on.

Bruce and Marshall preparing to plant out seedlings

Bruce and Marshall preparing to plant out seedlings

Laying hens just got a new patch of clover

Laying hens just got a new patch of clover.  Num num num

I thought this grape was toast, but it came back!!

I thought this grape was toast, but it revived and sent out a new shoot!!

We were putting landscape fabric around the seedless grape plants.  Luckily David was able to take a little break.

We were putting landscape fabric around the seedless grape plants. Luckily David was able to take a little break.

yard9

See you all soon!

Jen, David, Bruce, Marshall, Benjamin, Lori, and Nadege

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s