Farm Happenings at Persephone Market Garden
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Farm Happenings at Persephone Market Garden

Week 17 -- Happy Thanksgiving

Posted on October 3rd, 2022
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a chance this coming weekend to spend time with people you love, sharing good food. We are thankful for rainy days that refresh the earth and sunny days when we can take care of the garden. For the amazing transformations from seed to leaf to fruit. For cranes flying... read more »

Week 16 -- RAIN

Posted on September 26th, 2022
It's really raining. Not just a sprinkle or a little short shower. But hours of rain! Sweet, wonderful rain! And wow, those cauliflower are gorgeous and the carrots, radish and beets are on their way! We may get a frost this week, so you don't have many chances left to enjoy tomatoes. There are lots... read more »

Week 15 -- Welcome Autumn

Posted on September 19th, 2022
This week marks the arrival of autumn -- the equinox is on the 22nd and marks the day when day and night are of equal length. Which means that from then on, the days are shorter than the nights. And the sun is far less strong that it was back in June. The last of the tomatoes are ripening, the peppers... read more »

Week 14 -- cooler and a bit of rain

Posted on September 12th, 2022
It is beginning to feel a bit autumn like! The days are cooler this week, we are receiving a wee bit of rain, and the trees are increasingly tinged with their autumn colours! The harvest is also shifting. Here comes the broccoli, with cauliflower not far behind, and cabbage. There will be more beets... read more »

Week 13 -- Where's the rain?

Posted on September 5th, 2022
Hello September, new rhythms and learning! We continue to manage, as best we can, a very dry season. Despite occasional rains, the land is parched. Fortunately, a few crops have really enjoyed this weather. Wowsers are the tomatoes lovely this September! And the autumn crops are arriving...with the... read more »

Week 12 -- September Arrives

Posted on August 29th, 2022
Whew. Almost there. September that is. We've a bit more seeding to do and the final lettuce and bok choi to plant. But the pace is about to change. The tight deadlines of planting and seeding end in August. In September and October, we can work on tidying messes (yes, they happen) and seeding cover... read more »

Week 11 -- Rain

Posted on August 22nd, 2022
It rained! We've had a bit of rain all season -- but it has been very dry for very long. Like since the snow melted. We didn't get good soaking spring rains and then just the occasional sprinkle all through May, June and July. We had a good 1.75 inch soak earlier in August. But since it was so dry,... read more »

Week 10 -- Halfway!

Posted on August 15th, 2022
Tomatoes! Tomatoes! Tomatoes! We've got tomatoes -- cherry and grapes, salads (a bit bigger, just right for 1 cut salad preparation), slicers (tomato sandwiches!) and romas (tomato sauce!). And what goes great with tomatoes...basil! We've got lots of that too. Plus cucumbers! This week we are harvesting... read more »

Week 9 -- August 8

Posted on August 8th, 2022
Well, I'm very thankful that the intense heat and humidity was here on a weekend, not during the week! So we could rest and go the beach, rather than attempt to be out prepping beds and planting. We're doing lots of that this week. First, we're planting a second round of napa cabbage (including some... read more »