We are so happy the sun has returned! The extreme weather of this spring and last fall has taken its toll on many farmers. We hope the weather will be more moderate from now on so we can focus on the job of soil preparation (with help from the earthworms), seeding, weeding, and generally caring for crops before harvest.
This week, many of the row covers were removed, crops were weeded, and in some cases insect net was used and the row covers were put away. Row covers protect crops from insects and cold, but the insect net protects them from pests without causing heat to build up underneath. Right now our greens are so primo because it has been wet and cold. Farm share members should feel free to take several items as greens. A few people told me they wanted more greens but didn’t feel they could take more when the unit is a quarter pound. If people want more, they can take several items as greens. One member with a small share loves spinach, so she will take 4 out of her 6 items as spinach, and two other items. If you have questions, please ask!
Below are photos from our last week on the farm.