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

Week 16 -- Autumn is arriving

Posted on September 28th, 2020
After last week's warm and sunny weather, this week autumn has arrived in earnest! Which is also a bit of a relief. So long as the weather is pleasant, it's hard not to be out in the field, preparing for next season and tidying up from this one. This cooler and wetter weather is a great excuse to get... read more »

Week 15 -- Autumn has arrived gloriously

Posted on September 22nd, 2020
Tuesday was the first day of autumn and the week has been lovely -- sunshine and warmth. After the frost on the weekend finished off the tomatoes, we have been able to spend this beautiful weather taking down the tomatoes. We remove the plants, then the twine trellis and finally the cedar stakes. Afterwards,... read more »

Week 14 -- Cool but sunny

Posted on September 15th, 2020
The silver maple by our house is tinged with red. And this last week of summer is sunny, but cool. There was a slight touch of frost in some of the winter squash on Monday night, but otherwise I think we came away unscathed. We did cover the peppers last night, some with two layers of row cover, because... read more »

Week 13 -- Cool and wet!

Posted on September 8th, 2020
It's a cool and wet start to the week. This isn't ideal weather for ripening the last of the tomatoes. They do enjoy warmer temperatures and more sunshine. Fortunately, there are other crops in the garden at this time of the year that actually enjoy this weather, like many of the leafy greens and fall... read more »

Week 12 -- September!

Posted on September 1st, 2020
We did a whirlwind through the garden on Monday and Tuesday -- uncovering fall crops, weeding, removing the cucumbers, and doing the last bit of seeding! From here on, the shortening days are the limiting factor in growing vegetables. So, we seeded spinach, radish, mixed greens, arugula rapini, kale... read more »