Farm Happenings at Potomac Vegetable Farms
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Farm Happenings at Potomac Vegetable Farms

Autumn Week 7: Carrots

Posted on October 28th, 2020
A new Farm Notes is online: A Day In Our Life On and Off The Farm I always say that CARROTS are the true test of a farmer. They are never to be taken for granted. There are two crops--one in spring and one in fall. Carrots don't do well in the heat of summer. So we plant them at the first opportunity... read more »

Autumn CSA Week 6: The Work List is Shrinking

Posted on October 21st, 2020
At the beginning of the season, the to-do list goes on for months. Now that we are about four weeks from the end of the main season, our vegetable production list has shrunk to this:1. Picking vegetables for CSA and markets2. Washing vegetables3. Sorting sweet potatoes for winter storage4. Planting the... read more »

Week 5-Autumn: Garlic Planting

Posted on October 14th, 2020
A new Farm Notes is online! This week we're talking about adapting, coping, and thriving in Covid times. We have rounded the corner in autumn and it feels like we are heading for winter already. Garlic planting is underway--one garlic clove at a time, planted six inches apart, four rows on a bed. It... read more »

Autumn CSA Week 4: High Season for Brassicas

Posted on October 7th, 2020
People often ask what my favorite vegetable is. That's a complicated question. To grow, to pick, to eat?Also, do I have to have a favorite for the whole year? Can't there be a different favorite every season? There are so many ways to have a favorite vegetable! But at the dinner table last night the... read more »