Notes from Fred: Report back from the Farm Visit
It was great seeing all the CSA members from Brooklyn at our open house. We had a wonderful turn out and weather to match. With the recent rainfall of last night and today, we are catching up to where we should be, well almost, if it wasn’t 48oF right now as I write this note to you at 5 PM on Saturday afternoon.
We are on track with most of our outdoor plantings. To this date, we have transplanted, Heirloom and cherry tomatoes, mixed varieties of summer squash, Cantaloupes, mixed varieties of eggplants, bulb onions, bulb fennel, leeks, Baby Bok Choy, Kohlrabi, celery, strawberries, (for the 2014 season), asparagus ( for the 2015 season), scallions and of course my favorite, watermelons. This is in addition to our direct seeding and planting of vegetable varieties of radish, carrots, beets, beans, and potatoes.
We still have a full schedule of planting for the next few weeks as this is perhaps the busiest time period of planting for us. If you ever wonder what we might be doing any day during this month and the next, it really boils down to something related to planting or planting bed preparation. It can seem repetitive, and may be even boring to some to have to do the same tasks day in and day out, but I look at the veggies coming out from the greenhouses as a ‘graduation’ of sorts. By sending them, (little veggies) out into the ‘real world’ to ‘grow up’ and get on with their lives, facing the challenges of bugs and weather, it makes me feel like I’ll be ready to celebrate June 16th for another reason.