Farm news, June 19/2023

We’ll have choices from the following veggies this week: lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, broccolini, kohlrabi, beets, radish, bok choi, dill, cilantro, green onion.

On the farm this week:

People keep asking me, ‘it must be nice with all this rain we’re having and I get so confused because we haven’t gotten rain yet. It must be a totally different climate in the city than outside of it this year. So we are watering all the time. But it’s not that bad. There’s lots of advantages to not having rain: 1)There’s no mosquitos 2) I don’t have to mow the lawn. 3) There’s no mosquitos.

So in the end whether we get rain or not, the pros and cons balance each other out.

On Friday though it was overcast and drizzling a bit (not enough to count as rain). Overcast and drizzling days are not so good for weeding but great for transplanting. So naturally we spent the day weeding and saved the planting for this week when it’s really hot and dry. Because the flea beetles have been so bad, we still hadn’t uncovered the fall cabbage until Friday and it was the only day we had time to weed them.

We did do some planting also though: every Friday we plant lettuce plus other sucessions of greens, herbs, carrots, broccoli, and this Friday we also planted come cauliflower and celery for Fall. I’ve been growing fall rye as a cover crop in the places where we are planting now and the problem with planting into green stubble is you cant’ see anything you planted! We actually planted the same field 2x because we didn’t realize we already planted it! Do you see what I mean? If you can tell what is planted here you win a free vegetable!

That’s it for this week.

See you soon, Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Sandra, Tessa, Morgan, Alyssa and Kasey