Farm News – July 17, 2023
Hi Everyone! So, we don’t have levees, but if it keeps on raining something’s going to break! I guess it might be my heart, or maybe the bank – 5 inches this week! It is times like these when we are grateful for our light topsoil and sandy subsoil. But even with these blessings, there is still water pooling and puddling on the surface. This is the reason that we plant most everything on raised beds – it keeps the crops just a few inches above the standing water. It seems that we might have a few days without precipitation, so I might have a chance to get some seeds in the ground.
In spite of the uncooperative weather, we bring you another week of delicious abundance. The peas petered out prematurely, without giving me a chance to squeeze in even one pea pun, but now the beans have begun. The Brassicas are currently leading the pack, as a vegetable family, but the Solanaceae are poised to take over soon. In other words, we will have peppers, potatoes, and yes, tomatoes very soon.
The share for this week will be: Kale, lettuce, squash, cukes, beets, sweet onions, eggplant, cauliflower, beans, broccoli, and choice of cilantro, parsley, or dill as “le herbe du semaine”. There will be tomatillos as an extra. Premium shares will also include Napa cabbage and radicchio.
Enjoy! Farmer John