Fall crops

It’s been a long time with no actual posts on the farm website. Time to change that!

After a hectic spring and summer season, we had a late start to our fall crop plantings, and despite some hard frosts and bits of rough weather, everything seems to be hanging in there and slowly progressing.

What’s in the field now includes: arugula, yellow radishes, salad turnips, carrots, lettuces, kales (Redbor, Winterbor, Siberian), collards, kohlrabi, bok choi, mustard, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts (green and red ones), herbs (oregano, thyme, parsley, sage) and potatoes.

Head of storage cabbage nearing harvest stage

We still have not installed our hoop house or even any caterpillar tunnels for this season. All field crops are grown in black fabric mulch and covered by Covertan row cover or a test fabric we’re experimenting via a collaboration with Luna Innovations.

Covertan Row Cover on the left; Luna test fabric on the right

The list of winter “to-do” projects includes the installation and completion of much needed infra-structure (high tunnel, caterpillar tunnels, completion of processing area) in addition to our usual crop planning for next season.  There is always something to do.

What were your favorite crops during the main season?  Do you have any favorite fall crops?  What chores are y’all up to?

Main crop carrots! Carrots are one of my favorite crops overall.

 

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