Farm news, July 25/2022

We’ll have the following veggies for CSA this week:

Lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, carrots, beets, zucchini, cucumber, broccoli, kohlrabi, turnips, dill, cilantro, parsley, basil, green onion, beans, onion.

We’re just starting to pick beans, so I’m not sure how much we’ll have this week. It will probably be a choice this week

On the farm this week:

It was our first week of no rain this summer :(. I actually started watering a bit because the ground is getting dry believe it or not.

Our big accomplishment this week was catching up on weeding. We got so behind and the weeds were so big that we had to go through and pull them all by hand for 2 weeks straight. Now I”m hoping to stay one top of weeding all the newest plantings so that it doesn’t come to hand weeding again. Here’s everyone hoeing our last seeding of carrots and our 3rd last seeding of spinach and herbs.

There’s still not many cabbage moths. Its really weird! But nontheless, we covered up our kale and broccolis with insect netting last week. So if you find a worm in your broccoli you win a prize! (We haven’t found any yet and it’s all covered up) Here’s Morgan covering the kale with insect netting while sporting her super fashionalbe insect netting body suit.

And now our last thing to try to catch up on is replacing all this landscape fabric. We have such a big problem with thistles and quack grass in parts of the farm that I decided to try covering about one acre with landscape fabric, which according to Sarah, we spent 2 months doing. Once we finally finished I thought to myself – ‘that probably wasn’t worth it’, but at least I was satisfied knowing next year we’d have much better control of those weeds. Well, the next day was a windy one and the fabric started blowing off. But were out of sandbags, staples and time; so we had no choice but for the last 2 months to watch it blow off bit by bit. And now it’s all of it blown off. Now I’m torn with whether we take it all off, or try and put it all back on..

I ended up ordering a tonne more staples and sandbags and so Friday we started putting one section back on that’s around the greenhouse. Here’s Tessa and Dillon who got the lucky job of doing it this time.

And once that’s done we stlll have all this to do….:

Well that’s it for this week.

See you soon!

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Sandra, Morgan, Tessa, Dylan and Michelle.