Farm news July 30/2018

We’ll have the following veggies this week:

lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, broccoli, cabbage, beans, peppers, tomatos, onions, carrots, beets, zucchini, cucumber, dill, cilantro, parsley, basil, hot peppers

On the farm this week:

Jesse survived his first week, but his muscles are already becoming a problem.  We were short a few carrots so he went to dig them by hand and broke the fork.  So then I got him another one and he broke that too.   You apparently can’t let him touch anything that’s made of wood.  It also shows how dry the ground is.  I’m pretty sure this is the driest year I’ve experienced.  I think it’s been around 6 weeks since we’ve had any rain.

But the dry weather is not stopping the broccoli from growing into these 2 lb heads (they’re not all that big).  But if you find 3 lb head of broccoli this week you win a free broccoli!

And somewhere in the distance is a ripe one of my favourite vegetables!  I seriously eat about 10 tomatos a day during the summer so I’m getting ready to eat!    We’ll have Tomatoes for full share’s this week and hopefully some for half shares also.

I actually  had plans for greenhouse tomatos this year, but I didn’t get heat into the greenhouse in time and it was so cold that I didn’t end up planting the greenhouse Tomatos much earlier than the field Tomatos.  But they’re ripening a little bit faster than the field ones.  Unless something really bad happens soon there’s going to be a lot of them…

And finally,  For everyone that knew Jaraslov last year he says hello from the Netherlands!  He has now officially graduated agriculture school and had plans to start a farm with some friends, but there was a problem with the water so he’s just going to work on another farm for the time being.  Some how he looks 2 years younger than last year.

 

That’s it for this week.

See you soon,

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Renae,  and Jesse