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Wednesday
Sep152010

An Abrupt End To Fall

Zaid talks about the rapid decline of summer, and gives us a peek into the planning that's already begun for next season:

Fall has set in with temps in the 50's, what an abrupt end to summer. We could get another week of warm weather next week I hope. The frost can happen for us as early as 9/20 and as late as 10/10...we will see. We will begin planting garlic for next year in the next few weeks..but things are winding down and crops are on the verge of running out. So enjoy tomatoes for a little while longer..the melons are gone and many of the summer crops such as peppers and eggplants peaked weeks ago and did not do as well as we wanted due to the heat. We are already thinking about next years crops and all the issues that go with that.

Wednesday
Aug182010

Peak Harvest Brings Variety

On the farm:
 
Mid August already and we are still planting a few items for fall and winter. Everybody is working hard to harvest, prep (drying and cleaning onions and garlic), we are also starting to make pickles and other value added products. We are at peak harvest now and things like watermelons and melons will be done. The heat compressed the melon season, for example, from our normal 6 weeks to about 3-4 weeks.; Other effected crops include eggplants, peppers, and greens. Enjoy the variety now while it is here.