As summer breathes its last gasps, the weeds are going to seed and starting to take over certain parts of the farm. The beans, 1st planting of sweet corn, melons, onions, squash, etc have been harvested and all that is left in their place is weeds. I had a little bit of time left on Saturday night to start mowing them down. It was quite a satisfying feeling! Next on the to do list is to prepare this ground for a winter cover crop that will help with erosion control and provide nutrients for next year’s veggies. I was already envisioning of what the fields might look like next year…. tomatoes here, corn over there, squash in between… and with no weeds of course lol!
The CSA list
Purple Viking Potatoes
Sweet Corn – last of the year
Swiss Chard /Kale – BACK!
Patty Pan / Eggplant
Celery – BACK with our 2nd variety of the year, an heirloom named Utah Tall
Tomatoes – still looking strong
Okra – loves this heat
Acorn Squash – NEW! http://www.doitdelicious.com/recipes/make_it/roasted_parmesan_acorn_squash