2018, October

Farm update – 10/7/2018

Now that we’re two weeks into our fall vegetable season, the weather is finally about to catch on that it’s time to turn cooler. The cool down looks to be courtesy of Tropical Storm (likely to become Hurricane) Michael. The 10-day forecast has Michael coming through on Wednesday followed by multiple days with highs in the mid-70s and lows in the 50s, including a day or two in the low 50s. What a difference that will be, when the overnight lows have largely still been in the low 70s.

Fall planting continued this weekend. We planted more broccoli, collards, green onions, radishes, carrots, and lettuce. Meanwhile, we’ve been closely watching what was planted last week. Everything but the lettuce is already up, and the lettuce may have been protesting the heat. But rain and cooler weather will certainly benefit all of our veggies, and hopefully the tropical system will bring only a reasonable amount of rain and no damaging wind.

Snow peas one week after planting
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1 thought on “Farm update – 10/7/2018”

  1. Collards are something that I have not been able to figure out. I think they prefer more humidity. I have grown them, but they are not very productive. However, they do somewhat well in the Los Angeles region, which is just as arid.

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