STILL No Irrigation Needed!
Welcome back. The crew is starting to come together. I’ve got several new recruits that we have not been able to get out to the farm because it is too muddy. They are all anxious to get out and onto the time clock, but Mother Nature has kept a lid on us. I would venture to say that most crops look good to excellent in spite of the weather.
Mechanics of week 2 and beyond: Bring back your empty box and drop it at your pick up site. Take the new full box home and enjoy. If you forget to bring your box back one week, don’t worry. We have thousands on the farm. Just bring back two boxes the next week.
On Sunday, Ryan got out in the afternoon and cultivated (killed weeds!) everything that was big enough to handle a machine passing through. This included sweet corn, potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, radish, beets, carrots, peas, green beans, and probably something I’ve forgotten. We try not to work on Sunday, but with another 1.60” of rain on Monday morning, it was a good decision.
Please enjoy the salads you will be making with the box this week. One of our sons will take a large lettuce leaf and roll ham and cheese into it for a simple lettuce wrap. May your basements stay dry and the veggies grow larger.
Ryan, Katie, and Crew