2018, February

Farm update – 2/11/2018

Third Sunday in a row of rain! We’ve gotten nearly 2.5 inches today (and it’s still coming down), and we’re closing in on 7 inches since the start of our rainy Sundays. Almost needless to say, the field rows did not get established this weekend, as the field is quite soggy at the moment. Next weekend is looking rain-free, so if the field dries out we’ll finally be able to get those rows in. Good thing, too, because we’ll be ready to start planting in the field next weekend.

We did manage to plant radishes and carrots in raised beds yesterday (maybe the seed didn’t wash away today…), so spring planting is definitely moving along. We also continued sowing seeds in the greenhouse this week, including lettuce, beets, Swiss chard, tomatoes, and more arugula and kohlrabi.

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Of course, I’m most excited about the tomatoes. We planted 12 different varieties this year. They’re a mix of slicing tomatoes and cherry/grape for our snacking medley, including old favorites and a few new varieties to hopefully find one that actually, truly does well this far south. They’re also a mix of colors: red, pink, gold, purple, and bicolored.

This week brought about some exciting changes in the chicken coop, namely that our chickens started laying again! December and January were low egg production months, so it’s nice to be able to collect more than a small handful of eggs each day. Eggs are even one of the options in this week’s Whole Farm basket, be sure to check it out.

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1 thought on “Farm update – 2/11/2018”

  1. Oh, everyone ELSE is getting rain!
    Kohlrabi is a new one for us, but like the other cole crops, we can only grow them about now and in autumn, in rather brief seasons. With proper timing, they can mature. I know that it grew in San Luis Obispo, so we must be able to grow it here.

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