What's that contraption on the back of the tractor?? It's a potato digger!
We have officially started digging our potatoes and even though it's later than normal they are looking delicious!
August is here and as farmers we are thrilled! July is one of the hardest months for farming in the vegetable world. The weather and weeds are challenging, the transition from spring crops to summer crops is challenging, plus we have our final push to get crops in the ground with enough time to harvest them before it freezes. There is usually an audible sigh of relief on August 1st and this year was no exception!
We are almost to our 60 day mark from the typical first frost, usually around October 10th. This 60 day mark is an important one, because the majority of vegetables average around 60 days from seed to harvest. Some are much shorter and some are much longer, but there is a wide variety of common veggies that fall within this 60 day time frame for maturation.
Thus, we are busy planting the last of the beets and carrots, putting in the last of our broccoli and cauliflower, and getting ready to seed more radishes and turnips - both fresh and storage - and more successions of head lettuce, napa cabbage, salad mix, bok choy, spicy greens and more! We can't wait for the time when we get the best of both worlds: cool season greens and hot season peppers, eggplant and tomatoes all at the same time. September bounty!
Get ready for melons folks...the watermelons are coming first and they are looking delicious! We may even see the first ones trickle in the week of the 14th...
Have a great week!
Farmer Chloe and the RF Crew