Farm Happenings at Root 5 Farm
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Farm Happenings at Root 5 Farm

hot hot hot!

Posted on June 28th, 2019
The heat has brought on some new crops- eggplant, green peppers, and summer squash are all sizing up now and they'll make an appearance in your CSA boxes this week. These are all great vegetables for the grill, so it'll be nice to cook outside during this heat wave. We installed a pump on our new well... read more »

Longest Day

Posted on June 21st, 2019
We’ve reached the longest day of the year with an amazing 16 hours of daylight shining down on us. The plants respond in amazing ways to this light, everything is growing quickly now, and fruits are setting readily on our tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. With a few hot days we should see some... read more »

Weekly Seedings

Posted on June 18th, 2019
Benner will seed twelve plantings of spinach throughout our growing season- he seeds one bed every other week. Did you know that some crops (such as spinach, lettuce, arugula, herbs, bok choy, radishes, turnips, and scallions) grow relatively quickly, and we seed them over and over again? Some crops... read more »

Farm Happenings for June 18, 2019

Posted on June 14th, 2019
Benner will seed twelve plantings of spinach throughout our growing season- he seeds one bed every other week. Did you know that some crops (such as spinach, lettuce, herbs, bok choy, radishes, turnips, and scallions) grow relatively quickly, and we seed them over and over again? Some crops (such... read more »

Growing before our eyes

Posted on June 7th, 2019
Never a dull moment around here! We planted sweet potatoes, leeks, ginger, turmeric, and watermelons, and we're getting ready to plant brussels sprouts, broccolini, and our second round of summer squash. We trellised all of our cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers, and we got our irrigation system up and... read more »

Farm Happenings for June 4, 2019

Posted on June 4th, 2019
The first week of June has arrived and so we begin our Main Season CSA Shares. Welcome to our new members! We're so excited to bring you fresh, delicious organic vegetables from our fields over the next 26 weeks. Asparagus, rhubarb, salad greens, radishes, and fresh herbs are all thriving in this cool... read more »