This was another wet week, so mostly it was harvesting for distributions and a day of hand weeding greens for fall. Soon it'll be time to spread compost and seed cover crops for winter, with 2012 in mind... Thank goodness for such a great crew, harvesting in pounding rains, cheerfully learning the "ins and outs" of farming in the extremes of a new New England climate. Will the rains only come harder next year? Will it be a drought? We wonder and will plant accordingly. Some on the low, some on the high. Wouldn't it be great to have an easy year, 1 inch of rain per week, with a dry spell in August?
This week's picture: direct seeded fall turnips coming up next to the leeks.
Here's the approximate share for week 16:
chard/ salad mix
collards/ broccoli greens
cabbage (small, thanks to excessive rains)