Farm news, Sept 25 2018

We’ll have the following veggies this week:

lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, tomatoes, peppers, leeks, onions, potatoes, carrots, beets, celery, broccoli, brussel sprouts, winter squash, dill, cilantro, parsley, hot peppers.

On the farm this week:

This weather is nasty!  It’s been cold, wet and overcast for months now and there’s so much mud!  Everyone must have been feeling the same after last week because everyone showed up to work today with new jackets and rain gear and apparently there was a sale on camouflage clothing because everyone got camouflage rain gear.   The problem is I can never find anyone now.  If Sarah wasn’t wearing a purple jacket I wouldn’t have known she was there!

And you can see below if Irina wasn’t holding a yellow bin no one would be able to find her.  When I look out at the field I only see yellow bins float up and then float along and then drop back down every once in a while.

With the cold overcast weather I think a total of about 3 tomatos ripened this week, plus we got a couple frosts this week and so our summer veggies are almost finished, and that means it’s  time to harvest every kids favourite vegetable: Brussel sprouts!   It’s actually nice to get frosts now because it makes the flavour of the vegetables sweeter as the plants produce sugar to use as an antifreeze

We’re also starting to think about next year.  Liam spent a couple days digging a trench around the greenhouse we can insulate it better because it got cold in there this spring!  So I’m hoping to seal it up better before winter.  I’ve also been taking soil samples to get tested for nutrient levels and planning ahead for next year with the different growing areas and figuring out how much compost I need and realizing I better finish that road after all if I’m going to get compost out to the field if it stays this wet!

Well that’s it for this week,

See you soon,

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Renee and Liam