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Monday, October 7, 2013

EatWell Natural Farm Week 29

Hot! I thought it was October? So why was I working in 90 degree heat today? What is up Southern Maryland?!? Isn't the frost date in like 2 weeks? That was my rant. On to the good stuff. Here is the latest progression collage...

And if I had taken the picture today instead of yesterday the Tomatoes would be gone.


In the harvest bins this week: Green Tomatoes (removed as we tore out the plants), Romaine and Red Sails Lettuce, Arugula, Rainbow Chard, Red Russian Kale, Red Ace Beets, Easter Egg Radishes, D'Avignon Radishes, Rudolf Radishes, Tomatillos, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Baby Mustard Greens, and lots of Peppers.

Green Tomatoes and Sage

Bunching Chard

Rudolf Radish (like the nose)

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

Production and Distribution

Washing bunches of Radishes

Delivery at The Pig

Michael admires the D'Avignons

Cultivation and Maintenance

I continued soaking the Shiitake mushroom logs this week. It takes a few days after they soak and then the mushrooms start to pop out. 

Mushroom Farm

Baby Shiitakes!

This log is doing great!
 The other big maintenance project this week was pulling out the tomato plants, trellising, T-Posts and irrigation. It took a solid 5 hours on Saturday to go from 200 plants to newly tilled ground with the help of Andrew and David. It was also in the upper 80s and sunny. 
Andrew stripping the last of the green
tomatoes before we pull them out

Eating Well

Octopus Salad at Grillfish with farm veg

Short Ribs at Grillfish with farm fresh Thyme


Puddy (and Tilford) Time

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