The theme of this week at the farm has been the heat! We've been starting extra early in order to get as much done as possible before the heat of the day sets in. The heat makes it harder to transplant because the transplants will wilt and suffer in the hot sun, so we've had to push our plantings back to Friday this week. The extreme temperatures can cause some plants to bolt, or start to go to seed. Cooler season crops like lettuce, radishes, cabbages and peas really struggle in the hot weather. The good news is that crops like squash, tomatoes, peppers and basil love the warmer temperatures and will really start taking off. Even though summer is still a few weeks away, it has definitely felt like summer on the farm this week.
Welcome to the first day of CSA for 2019! This year we are trying to give you a lot more choice on the variety and quantity of produce in your share. However, this is all new to us so we look forward to working together with you to figure out the best way for all this to work!
We couldn't be more excited to be growing food for you this season! Over the past four months, we've been busy seeding, planting and cultivating dozens of varieties of fruits and vegetables for you to enjoy this year. The weather this spring has been a little all over place, from 90 degree days in early April to a frost warning in late April, and generally cooler, wetter days compared to last year. The wild weather has stressed some of our early plantings and forced us to adjust on the fly. It can be difficult at times trying to find a balance between following our crop plan and letting the weather inform our decision making about what to plant and when. It's important to remember that no farming season is ever the same, and that's part of what keeps it fun and interesting.
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