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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Week 22 September 3-7


Okra, Eggplant, Peppers, Turnips, Turnip Greens (which also serves as thinning out a new turnip planting), Green Beans, Tomatoes, Okinawa Spinach, Beets, Pumpkins, and a test harvest on the sweet potatoes. 

We are growing several varieties of Sweet Potato so this week we dug up a handful of each to check their progress. Some of the varieties are ready and we will harvest them next week. Others need a little more time. 

A few varieties of Sweet Potato
The largest variety of sweet potato. 

Pumpkin Harvesting

Pumpkin Chuckin

Pumpkins are fun

I think the truck might be a little over loaded

Production and Distribution

Fall CSA Week 3

In The Box

Hakurei Turnips
Anaheim Peppers
Turnip Greens
Green beans
Asian Salad Mix

Our weekly list of things to do including our market harvest list.

Triple washing Asian Salad Mix for CSA boxes. We expect our customers to wash everything before they eat it (and I suggest you always do the same, even with organic food). However, things that don't require cooking or prep are less likely get washed so we try to be extra thorough.  


Handful of Caterpillars

We had an unpleasant surprise on Monday when we found 70% of one of our lettuce plantings completely skeletonized by these caterpillars. We picked off all the ones we could find and threw them in a clearing for the birds. 

Caterpillar damage on the lettuce

Much weeding was done this week including in Jeff Cook Field. 

We also put floating row covers over the cucurbits (Squash, Zucchini, and Cucumbers) to keep out the bugs. 
Fiberglass poles (like tent poles)

Row covers in the morning mist

Row covers complete

Farm Life


Lane has been home all week and rode along with me on the CSA deliveries on Wednesday. He was a huge help. :)

Puddy Time

Puddy came on the delivery too and enjoyed spending time with her daddy.

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