CSA Week 2

This Week’s Harvest

Farm News

A major accomplishment of the week was getting sweet potatoes planted. It involved working over the weekend and calling on the kids and Audrey to help but it got done! We weren’t sure of the sweet potatoes’ fate, as the slips arrived in the mail right about the time it finally stopped raining after 2 days straight. Fortunately the sun came out, the wind picked up and temperature increased to dry the fields in time to prep and plant before the next round of rain. We started the week with an inch of rain on Monday morning and a high percent chance of rain is in the forecast every single day this week. This news makes getting the sweet potatoes in the ground over the weekend all the more critical to our success…..but it does not allow me to relax, as the greenhouse is full of the plants on deck that need to planted this week. Not to mention it is absolutely time for us to manage the crops we do have planted–tomatoes need to be staked, corn needs to be fertilized, everything needs to be weeded. We just have to wait and see what this week brings and get in the fields whenever we can doing whatever we can!

The sweet potato slips arrive. Weirdest thing the delivery driver delivered that day!
Saturday night bed prep. The bed pan makes a nice finished bed that is wide enough for our 2 row transplanter set up
The kids set up the mega-net sprinkler system
Audrey came to help plant on a Sunday. This was a treat because Audrey is working closer to home, at Peach Mountain Organics in Spring Valley, this year.
Cool nest from what I think is a horned lark
8 beds of sweet potatoes. 8,000 slips in the ground

Recipes

Israeli Cous Cous with Snap Peas and Dill

Roasted Radishes and Carrots in a Lemon Dill Sauce

Garlicky Spinach and Kale Omletes (I would use at least 4 eggs)

Coming Up Next Week (our best guess…….) Kale, Head Lettuce, Snap Peas, Scallions, Beets, Zucchini, Salad Mix, and Bok Choi

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