Farm News – November 7, 2022
Hi everyone, So, I guess we knew this balmy weather couldn’t last forever! We have two nights of frost coming up and then a brief warming before some truly frigid air rolls in over the weekend. We will be shifting gears from protecting the tender crops from a few hours of below freezing temperatures, to covering the cold tolerant crops to protect them from being damaged by temps in the mid-twenties.
We finally have beautiful spinach that is large enough to cut and bunch, it won’t be killed by this degree of cold, but the leaf can be damaged. We will cover the beds, but we will also harvest enough to last through next week’s final share distribution. The broccoli and cauliflower too are finally forming heads, but they will be ruined by a hard freeze, so we will be cutting them at whatever size they have attained by Sunday. Beginning on Sunday night we will experience nighttime lows well below freezing for at least a week.
The share for this week will be: Buttercup (kabocha) squash, Japanese sweet potatoes, rainbow carrots, beets, daikon, lettuce, spinach, baby bok choi, Napa cabbage or Brussel’s sprouts, shallots, broccoli or cauliflower and choice of an herb. Premium shares will also include choice of fennel or radicchio and a second bunch of spinach.
Enjoy! Farmer John