Farm News, Sept 10/2018

We’ll have the following veggies this week:

lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, celery, tomatos, bell peppers, eggplant, cucumber, zucchini, carrots, beets, onions, potatos, cabbage/melon/squash, basil, dill, cilantro, parsley, hot peppers.  The celery is not super tender for eating raw has lots of flavour and is good chopped up or in cooking.

On the farm this week:

We almost had frost on Tuesday morning!  There was a tiny bit of frost but no damage was done.  And then Wednesday when there was supposed to be frost we prevented the frost from happening by covering things up, because it’s a rule of nature you never actually get frost if you cover things.  So for everyone who didn’t cover their cucumbers this week you’re welcome.  So now we’re going to uncover everything and I’m not falling for that one again –  next time there supposed to frost we’re not covering things up.

But apart from a couple cold mornings, we couldn’t ask for nicer weather.  We’ve been getting rain every weekend for the last 3 weeks now, and only on our days off and this morning during the harvest the weather was perfect for picking greens!  Here is  our last planting of greens that is now almost all ready for picking!

 

Friday was major onion cleaning marathon and people were crying and sweating in the greenhouse.  Sarah who’s always wet and cold loved a day of being dry and hot. Either way, it’s  a great place to be if you like the smell of onions.  We’re almost done cleaning and bagging the winter onions now, and  once we’ve got the onions out of the greenhouse we’ll start harvesting all the squash and moving them in so they can cure.

That’s it for this week,

See you soon!

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Renee, Liam