We were excited to participate in our first ever mid-week farmers market on Tuesday! Thanks to all of you who came out to see us! We hope to make a habit of this mid-week market and will keep you posted in our Friday emails of our intentions for attending.
The last couple of weeks have been filled with bed prep, seeding, and starting seeds in the cold frame….all in preparation for fall crops. So far, we’ve started a lot of greens including Lacinato Kale, Collards, Arugula (some should be ready next Saturday!), Broccoli Raab, Chard, Red Leaf Lettuce, and Romaine Lettuce (I’m sure I’m forgetting some, too). We’ve also started Radishes, Chioggia and Red Beets, Purple-Top Turnips, and Red Cabbage. The view of the garden below shows many of the newly planted beds. Bill has enjoyed our new walk behind tractor’s capabilities in prepping these beds.
In the first image below, the bed in the front is the arugula I’m hoping to bring to market next week. You can see the stubble of cover crop that was incorporated into the soil as a green manure to help build the organic matter (and the biology) in the soil. In 2nd image below, you can see this area of the garden in July with the cover crop in full growth (the red dot shows where I was standing in the more recent photo). So, this sorghum-sudangrass added a lot of organic matter to our soil!