We’ll have the following veggies this week:
lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, celery, carrots, beets, zucchini, cucumber, onions, broccoli, broccolini, peppers, beans, dill, cilantro, parsley, basil, hot peppers.
On the farm this week:
I don’t know what happened, but things grew a lot this last week. The cucumbers and zucchinis have gone nuts and the onions have grown about another inch in size. Also, cucumbers and sweet onions go great together in cucumber salad, so perfect timing!
We’ll also started picking beans and peppers this week. It turns out planting beans one week later was a good idea, because there would have been a lot ready last week while we were trying to finish off picking the peas. Our peppers had a rough spring with frosts and windstorms but are bouncing back now and hopefully will produce as they normally do. And the broccoli is getting bigger and there’s lots of it this week. So be prepared to eat some broccoli..
Finally, by some luck we also miss the rain storms that hit Winnipeg: We’ve actually only had rain twice this summer! Because moving sprinklers lines involves effort, I thought: what if we just turn on the water and don’t bother with the sprinklers lines??! Well, I tried it on the potatos below and it worked! I had the field sloped for drainage a few years ago, and because I have clay soil which swells up and water soaks more horizontally rather than vertically the water can run down hill as it soaks into the rows beside it. We’ll be trying this out on the rest of the potatoes this week, but so far its’ working pretty good….
Well, that’s it for this week. See you soon!
Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Kelsey, Michelle, Robin, Graeme, Hannah, Allegra, and Annika.