|Frosty! We had lows in the 20s this week and this is what the farm looked like in the morning.|
We are still harvesting Turnips, Carrots, Lettuce, Arugula, Kale, Mustard Greens and Beets.
Production and Distribution
One delivery this week of roots and greens. I also picked up this beautiful baby ginger from Accokeek Ecosystem Farm . Ginger is a tropical plant so it does not complete its full life cycle here, hence the Baby in its name. Still, it has long enough to form pretty big Rhizomes (the part you eat) with great flavor. They just look slick because they haven't formed that tough skin you are used to seeing. Here is a guide on growing ginger that breaks it down.
Cultivation and Maintenance
|Straw at the base of the Fig Tree to insulate|
the roots from the cold.
We had our first hard freeze this week with a few day of lows in the 20s. So, I spent some time winterizing the farm.
|Low tunnel of plastic over some greens|
|Floating Row Cover (fabric)|
|Frosted Mustard Greens|
|Frosted Red Sails Lettuce|
|Mustard under the plastic tunnel, no frost|
|Cultivating Imagination with a young visitor|
who "drove" the tractor for me. What a cutie!
Tilford is back for a week or so and he loves eating any vegetables that end up on the ground, luckily he hasn't figured out how to harvest them for himself.
|Chowing down on some Mustard Greens|
|Eating a harvested and discarded Cauliflower plant|