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

Stock up for winter!

Posted on November 8th, 2022
The cold and (hopefully) wet weather is finally arriving! So we are clearing the garden and we have lots of goodies for you! The Romanesco is fantastic, and there is cabbage, LOTS of carrots, celeriac, onions and Oskar's potatoes! My son, Oskar, wanted to grow potatoes this summer. And wow, did he... read more »

Week 20 -- Last week!

Posted on October 24th, 2022
Well, we've arrived at the last week of the season! What a season! With occasional rains, it was a dry from May right through to October. This was new. In the past, droughts have lasted 6 to 8 weeks ish. But this year, despite the occasional sprinkle of rain, it was dry for very long. It's challenging.... read more »

Week 19 -- Fall colours and rain!

Posted on October 17th, 2022
Rainy days and vibrant leaves...autumn has fully arrived. From warm and sunny last week, to *snow* in the forecast this week. Variety is the spice of life, they say! A variety of tasks needing to be done is also helpful. So this week, we are mucking out the barn while it is wet and rainy outside. We... read more »

Week 18 -- Three weeks to go!

Posted on October 10th, 2022
The countdown is on! There are 3 weeks to go of veggie deliveries. And some of the best comes last! We have lots of carrots in the field, just waiting to go into your shares. Along with many other autumn delights. We continue to put the garden to bed. The tomatoes are gone -- frozen plants removed,... read more »

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 »