A day of experimentation on the farm today. First off, we have several beds of beets that we'd really like to size up so that we can harvest them along with our carrots and turnips in a few weeks for winter storage roots. But they're just really lagging, so we put some row cover over them (even though there's no danger of frost and they could take it anyway). We're really just using the row cover to try to simulate more summery temperatures to see if it'll kick start some faster growth. The second experiment is with our rosemary. We planted an 'herb block' this year with rosemary, thyme, sage, and oregano. Most of those are perennial and will survive the winter to regrow the next season...but not the rosemary. We have a whole row of nice healthy plants that we hate to lose totally. So we're digging them up! Some of them anyway - we've potted them into 6" pots and will have them available in the Farm Stand and possibly at market this week for folks who would like a fresh rosemary plant to keep inside for the winter.
Otherwise, we're gearing up for the last Farmers Market at Libby this coming week, the last planting of lettuces into our hoop house, and surely the last of something else too as the seasons are most definitely changing!
If you'd like to grab a box for next week, get in there and choose your items. This week, in addition to our produce, we've also got farm fresh eggs from the Miller Farm, bread & bagels from the Gracious Table, honey from McLaury Apiaries and bulk 10# bags of storage onions from Hoot Owl Farm! Oh, and also the rosemary!
Cheers, Rudy & Bonnie