Farm News, June 21/2021

We’ll have choices from the following veggies this week: lettuce mix, spinach, chard, kale, bok choi, turnip, radish, arugual, mizuna, mustard greens, beet greens, green onion, dill, cilantro, and parsley.

On the farm this week:

It was 4 degrees this morning! So essentially we were harvesting spinach inside of a giant refrigerator, which was nice because then we didn’t have to worry about rushing it into the refrigerator. But considering it was 38 degrees last week, my body is getting really confused and I can’t figure out how to dress for this? I’ve been wearing a parka with sun hat and shorts and sandals lately.

I’m also in the midst of my annual weed panic mode. This time because I did something really smart and I actually planted weeds in the crop! In the spring we broadcast oats and peas onto some bare ground to grow some green manure to protect the soil until we planted it. Except that it didn’t rain all spring, and I didn’t water them, so they didn’t sprout…until 2 weeks ago when it finally rained which was right before I planted more carrots and beets. But I tilled in the oats and thought I had killed them off, except, most of the seed had not yet germinated and only did so once I started watering the carrots and beets. So here are the carrots that we now have the pleasure of weeding. Also, speaking of weeding, that reminds me, if anyone is looking to get out of the city this weekend I’ve got some really fun activities planned here at the farm. The fun activities will be for 8 hours and no breaks…

But, the good news, is our first planting of carrots and beets (below) is doing pretty good and our beets should be ready next week,

And, our kale and broccoli is starting to recover from the flea beetles and is looking healthier and greener everyday.

That’s it for this week.

See you soon,

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Hannah, Kaitlyn, other Sarah,