This past week's weather was a welcome break from all that heat and dry. Plenty of rain and lower temps made work a pleasure! We transplanted fennel, zucchini, rutabegas for fall, direct seeded salad mix, and arugula. We hoed and weeded fall carrots, parsnips, cabbages. It was a lot to squeeze in between harvests.
This coming week on the farm, hand weeding leeks and harvesting onions. It looks to be an epic harvest, due to the size and quantity of this particular crop. To harvest them, we first windrow them in the field, let them dry down for a week or so, then bring them into the barn to finish curing.
New in your share this week: Leeks, potatoes, and celery. Soup anyone? All three crops look really good, though a touch weedy and will take some work to clean up ahead of harvesting.
This week's picture: Yes, we still have seedlings for transplanting. Here are beets, fennel, turnips, chard and a few other items that we'll be planting for the fall. As we turn the corner into August we'll stop seeding in trays and finish up our fall seedings by directly seeding in the field fall greens and fall radishes.
Here's your approximate share: