It is funny that my post a week ago was referring to a late frost because all in one week it went from frosting to 100 degrees. We’ve been spending the last few days irrigating, watering and irrigating. And killing weeds too. It is really difficult to keep plants happy during 100 degree weather, especially lettuces! But, we managed to keep everything alive with the help of a lot of water.
We’ve got a new crew member who has joined us for the rest of the season. Katherine comes from Bend, Oregon and is just wonderful! We are excited to have another addition on the farm. She is sorely needed around here. Harvest went so quick this morning with three people harvesting and one person washing. I think we may be in bed by 9pm this week.
We had a big harvest today, the biggest yet. What’s for market: globe top turnips, spinach, head lettuce, salad mix, cilantro, dandelion greens, chard, kale (italian, green and red), escarole, endive, joi choi, baby bok choy, green wave bunches, sorrel, spring raab (the last of it), dill and eggs.
The rest of the week is devoted to planting the backlog of plants that are sitting in the cold frame and greenhouse. And putting out tomatoes!
Here’s a nice picture that Josh took this morning of our colorful field. You can just make out Katherine & Patrick picking spinach.